Have you ever wondered who you are and who you were meant to be? Have you already discovered your purpose or are you still searching? Do you compare your traits and talents to others? Have you ever wished to me someone else?
How does one teach children to have confidence in themselves, before they even know who they are? Well by telling them to look into the mirror and showing them that they are created to be just who they are, you can encourage them to accept themselves for who they are. And if that doesn’t work… Children’s literature plays a great role in providing these truths and guiding children’s moral compasses.
Book Review: But I am a cat!
Written by Jamee-Marie Edwards (2013)
Illustrated by Lowell Hildebrandt
Published by Author House, Bloomington, IN
But I am a cat is a fun story involving Mr. Cat, Mrs. Bee, Mrs. Duck, Mrs. Turtle, Mr. Bird and other fun characters. Each character has amazing traits and is happy to be themselves. Join Mr. Cat as he discovers why his life and traits are amazing and perfect for him.
"Mr. Cat's sleepy eyes slowly opened. It's morning again, he thought with a squint. Time for a morning stroll... As Mr. Cat takes his morning stroll he encounters Mrs. Bee, Mr. Squirrel and lots of other fun loving animals. However, to his surprise what seems to be his routine stroll turns into an adventure of self-acceptance." For story quality (content, creativity, engaging interest), we give this book 5 stars. For illustration (color, brightness, esthetic appeal), we give it 3 stars. We strongly recommend this book for 2 to 6 year old children. Find on Amazon!
More about the author
Jamee-Marie Edwards is a Queens, N.Y. native and lifelong artist. Her zeal for writing was fueled at an early age by her grandfather, James Edward Lawrie Sr., who would take her out to the airport and tell stories as they watched the planes take off and land. Jamee-Marie is passionate about leaving a legacy that will inspire others and one of her life's mottos is "Become Inspired and Be An Inspiration."
Jamee-Marie's entrepreneurial spirit has led to the creation of her company Arrie-Mae Inspirations, named in memory of her grandmother (Arrie-Mae Lawrie). Her program entitled "The Me I Need To Be!" Empowerment Program, is designed to help others discover, embrace, and celebrate their unique gifts, talents and abilities through the arts and sciences.
Jamee-Marie currently works in school health and is a NYC D.O.E and Queens Public Library vendor. She can be followed on various social media platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter). Please visit www.maeinspireu.com for more information.