By Author / Illustrator
Smriti Halls, Ali Pye
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Paperback / softback
Who Do You Think You Are? meets You Choose! in this inclusive picture book that opens up discussions about what makes us who we are.
Perfect for ages 3+, this is a joyful celebration of all the pieces, places and people that make us who we are. It is a wonderful way to get children thinking about and learning about their own families, and also opening up discussions about all of the other pieces that come together to make us all unique: from our friends and food we eat, to activities we get up to and the places we go.
Children will enjoy finding out more about themselves and their families, and thinking about other families and friends who are similar or different to their own.
How do you do! Have you come far?
WHO DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK THAT YOU ARE?
What's going on? What's this about?
Just turn the page, we're going to find out!
Turn the pages of this book and discover all the things that make you YOU!
How do you do? Have you come far? Who do you actually think that you are? Who Are You? explores the idea of identity for younger readers; written in rhyme, it encourages children to think about how they look, their families, what they like, what they eat and how to appreciate that everyone is different. Each page has detailed illustrations that are great talking points; I had great fun discussing all of the different options with my toddler and know that this would be an asset in my EYFS classroom too. At the bottom of each page there is a question that you can ask whoever you're reading with too - a lovely way to help parents engage with the book, building vocabulary and inference skills.
The book ends explaining, in rhyme still, that all of the things that make you you are important and make you a star - a great message to share with younger and older children! This book is perfect for any Early Years or KS! 'All about Me' projects - you could easily taken each double page as inspiration for a whole week's worth of planning. There are many cross curricular links to PSED/PSHE, Understanding the World and Healthy and Self Care or healthy eating. I really enjoyed this book - it's one I'll be buying to gift to little ones!
32 pages / Reviewed by Lizi Backhouse
Suggested Reading Age 0+