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I love you because you're you
Other title(s):
I love you because you are you
New York, NY : Cartwheel Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2017]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series title(s):
General Note:
"This book shines a spotlight on: Emotions."--Back cover.

StoryPlay is a new series that makes it fun to read together which includes prompts and questions for parents to ask within the story that will help young children develop pre-reading skills, reading comprehension, problem-solving abilities, social skills, and memory strength.
Describes, in rhyming text and illustrations, a mother's love for her child no matter how he feels or what he does.
Reading Level:
Ages 3-5.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader LG 2.3 0.5 55269.
Added Author:


Call Number
JP Baker

On Order



Introducing StoryPlay Books--the smart way to read and play together! StoryPlay Books offer fun ways to engage with little ones during story time and playtime with prompts and activities that everyone will love! Each quality story will delight readers while building early literacy skills for ages 3-5 by helping them develop: problem-solving abilities , reading comprehension , social development , pre-reading skills , memory strength and more! Each book includes story-related games and crafts to extend the reading experience. Teachers agree that StoryPlay Books are perfect for parents looking to stimulate and engage their kids at home while having fun together!

Each book also shines a spotlight on important topics for this age. I Love You Because You're You -- a sweet, rhyming story about the love between a little fox and his mother -- focuses on emotions .

Are you ready to start reading the StoryPlay way? Ready. Set. Smart!

Author Notes

Liza Baker is a children's book editor. She lives with her husband and three sons in New York.

David McPhail was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He attended Vesper George University from 1957-1958 and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School from 1963-1966. He has been an illustrator of children's books since 1967 and an author of children's books since 1971. He says he enjoys writing and illustrating as much as he did when he began.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-This reassuring story centers on a spirited, young bushy-tailed fox whose patient mother loves him no matter what he does or how he feels. Whether he's happily eating cookies, dancing silly dances, mourning a broken toy, or refusing to brush his teeth, mother fox's love is unconditional. McPhail's illustrations feature muted colors and lots of white space. There's a round softness that matches the comforting rhyming text. This series installment focuses on developing school readiness skills through prompts and activities. Each title in the series highlights a different ability-in this case, emotions. Extension activities, found on the final endpapers, include discussion questions to encourage children to express their emotions; a version of Simon Says; a rather lackluster list of words to search, find, and count; and a drawing prompt. Throughout the book, short dialogic reading prompts are printed in page corners, asking readers to discuss the story, use their imagination, make narrative predictions, and look for objects in the illustrations. There are a large number of prompts, enough for several readings, which makes up for the few that are rather forced. For instance, "Fox and Lamb are having a playdate! Do you know which animal is which?" Although children's librarians are already familiar with these types of dialogic reading questions, many caregivers will find the modeling helpful. VERDICT A satisfying story and plenty of dialogic reading prompts for caregivers make this an excellent choice for a themed kit or toddler-preschool giveaway.-Amy Seto Forrester, Denver Public Library © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.