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Embrace empathy with even the tiniest humans in I Am Human, a board book edition of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller!
“An age-appropriate and hopeful look at what it means to be a connected human on this planet.” ―School Library Journal
From author Susan Verde and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, the bestselling team that created I Am Yoga and I Am Peace, comes a hopeful celebration of the human family which affirms that although we may make mistakes, we can make good choices by acting with compassion and having empathy for others and ourselves.
A child in a red-striped shirt and blue jeans explores the possibilities open to them as a human being. Beginning with “I was born. A miracle! One of billions but unique!” the text lists activities (“I am always learning”; “I have BIG dreams”). The child explores the difficult sides of being human, such as feelings of fear and sadness. They can “make choices” and “move forward” with “thoughtfulness” (for example, giving flowers to a friend they hurt), learning to live with kindness, compassion, listening, and connection. “I am full of hope. I am human.”
When we find common ground, we can feel connected to the great world around us and mindfully strive to be our best selves.
Includes a guided meditation.
I Am Me
I Am Yoga
I Am Peace
I Am Love
I Am One
I Am Courage
I Am . . . A Box of Goodness!
About the Author
Susan Verde is the author of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. Her books include The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Love, My Kicks, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul. A certified yoga and wellness instructor, she lives in East Hampton, New York, with her family.
Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
"The illustrations are clean and colorful against a contrasting background. . . A beautiful tool for teaching love, empathy, and self-care."—School Library Journal
"Emphasizing Verde's common themes of mindfulness and emotional presence, the main character demonstrates expressions of love ranging from keeping their own "mind and body safe and healthy" to careful listening to others. . . Verde provides extensive backmatter, including yoga poses and a heart meditation. These addenda enrich the narrative and provide useful context for the relationship skills outlined in the text. Practical and empowering for young ones learning how to emotionally attend to themselves and others." —Kirkus Review