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I'm All Dressed!: Just Being Me    by Robie Harris & Nicole Hollander order for
I'm All Dressed!
by Robie Harris
Order:  USA  Can
Little, Brown & Co., 2005 (2005)
* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

This wonderful Just Being Me series combines accounts of everyday happenings and struggles in a small child's life with a related 'What's Going On?' analysis and advice from child psychiatrist Dr. Linda Mayes, so that parents and/or caregivers can better understand what works and what doesn't.

In I'm All Dressed!, a boy wants to play in the snow, and resists getting dressed for Grandpa's birthday party. He finally cooperates but, waiting for a present to be wrapped, gets too hot and takes everything off again. This time he insists, 'I can dress me - all by MYSELF!' So he does ... all topsy-turvy.

The analysis emphasizes the importance of supporting the boy's steps to independence and expressions of individuality, 'balanced by their responsibity to keep him warm'. Read these books together and chuckle over the tussles of daily life with little ones.

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