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I Am Just Right

I Am Just Right


I Am Just Right

About the Book

The boy in this book is growing and changing--just like you! Self-acceptance and change are celebrated when a child gives up babyish ways and becomes a "big boy!" A sweet Level C story that teaches kids that it's okay to change.

I am too big for my crib.
I am too big for my shirt

The boy in this book is too big for his crib, his shoes, and his tricycle. And he is too big for Grandpa to pick up.

But he is just right for his big-boy bed, his new shirt, and his bicycle. And he is just right for a hug from Grandpa, for his sister, and for this book. He is just right!

Delightful illustrations by David McPhail make this confidence-building picture book just right for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

A celebration of self-acceptance, growth, and change!

For readers who have mastered basic sight words, Level C books feature slightly longer sentences and awider range of high-frequency words than Level B books. Level C books are suitable for mid-to-latekindergarten readers. When Level C is mastered, follow up with Level D.

The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based uponFountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, TheodorSeuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that supportcomprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!

Product Details

On sale: April 7, 2020
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780823445752
Reading level: Fountas/Pinnell: C

Author Bio

David McPhail is a beloved author-illustrator of many books for children including best-selling picture books, board books, and novelty books. He received a New York Times Best Illustrated Books honor for Edward and the Pirates. He has also received a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor, a Children's Choice Award, a Parents' Choice Award, a Children's Booksellers Choices Award, and many state awards.


"This simplest of books offers a strong message to preschoolers, who are starting to realize they are not the  babies or toddlers they once were. . . . the book offers plenty of opportunities for discussion."—Booklist

"Just right indeed."—Kirkus Reviews

"With simple text and soothing pastel drawings, this book will clearly resonate with toddlers and preschoolers who are growing and changing. An excellent read-aloud or lapsit selection." —School Library Journal

"In his distinctive watercolor and pen-and-ink style, McPhail illustrates a stocky, relatable animal character navigating new experiences and becoming more self-assured."—Publishers Weekly