Book Title: What Makes Me...Me by Anne Baldwin
Category: Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 34 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Anne Baldwin
Release date: June 2021
Formats Available for Review: print - softback (USA only), e-book PDF
Tour dates: May 2 to May 20, 2022
Content Rating: G -Suitable for everyone.
What Makes Me...Me is a story about harnessing your super powered brain. We are all special and unique and our differences are what make us all special. What Makes Me...Me was written especially for those kids with neurological differences, their families, and their friends.
Review: “For lots of these things, we have no control…like when our brains tell our bodies when to walk or to stroll.”
“Our hearts pump our blood and our brains make us think…our brains help our bodies do lots of cool things.”
Here’s a montage of what our brains can do for us. It can help us talk, sing, and play. It can help us run, jump, and twirl. But not all brains work the same. Sometimes they can make you fidget, twitch, and lose focus.
“My brain is different, that’s what they can’t tell.”
The doctor says words like “Tourette,” “ADHD,”and “OCD.” But that doesn’t stop this little guy.
“My brain is my superpower. It’s what makes me…ME.”
The illustrations were bright and adorable. It’s a fun rhyming book that provides some useful info on those special brains. It’s a great way to teach kids a little about neurological disorders.
A good and fun read!
Rating: 4 stars
Anne Baldwin is a wife, mom, and fierce advocate for neurodiverse kids. Anne wrote her first book What Makes Me...Me after her son Levi was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Passionate about stopping the stigma around Tourette-Syndrome, Anne hopes that her books about embracing your differences as what makes you unique will help kids with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, and other neurological disorders to feel included and accepted by everyone. Anne lives in metro-Detroit with her husband Nick, their sons Levi and Gus, 3 cats, a dog, and a leopard gecko.
connect with the author: website ~ instagram
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