Sunday, November 12, 2023

Today's read... I Love Everything About Me by Fatima Scipio

by Fatiam Scipio
Illustrated by Paige Mason
Entangled Little Lark
Picture Book
40 pages
ages 4 to 8

There are a million and seven things to love about you!

…your hair, no matter the ’do (or doesn’t do!)

…the colors you wear (from green to tangerine!)

…and the adventures you love (especially birthdays and bikes!)

Delight in all the neat, sweet, and amazingly off-beat things that make your child incredible. Withuncy rhymes by Fatima Scipio and delightful illustrations by Paige Mason, this bright, exuberant picture book is perfect for bedtimes, happy days, or times they need cheer. But most of all, I Love Everything About Me celebrates a child’s sense of adventure, curiosity, and just being their most amazing selves.


Uplifting and full of self-confidence building moments, this books celebrates everything about being you.

The little girl in these pages is adorable and full of energy. More importantly, she is very content with who she is. With light rhyme, the text accompanies her from one activity to the next. Each time, she states (and shows) what she likes about being her. It is inspiring and full of positivity as everything from looks to actions is explored. 

With each page, the encouraging message comes across loud and clear. While this centers around the little girl, readers will have no problem putting themselves into her shoes and find themselves caught up in positive self-imaging. The building thoughts are contagious and, thanks to the broad spectrum shown, offer something which connects with almost any reader. The artistic and inviting images make each moment come across clearly and add visual fun. It's a lovely read not only for groups but individuals, too.

And here they are...

Fatima Scipio
is an educator and author who was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Fatima studied sociology at Virginia State University and completed her graduate studies at Hunter College. She began writing her debut children’s book after being inspired by her three-year-old niece, Zyla Sylvia McCarter. When she isn’t writing, she can be found working with her nonprofit organization, Young Enterprising Sisters. Fatima currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and son. For more information, visit her at

Paige Mason is a Central Valley–based freelance illustrator, living back in her hometown of Fresno, where she makes and teaches art for Aspen Meadow Public Schools. Paige earned her bachelor’s degree in fine art, with an illustration emphasis, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is currently on track to obtain her single subject credential in visual arts. Paige is also the illustrator of Adam Gets Back in the GameWhy Does My Vent Beep, and Shaky Shaky. For more information, visit her at

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