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Title: I'm as Quick as a Cricket
Author: Audrey Wood
Illustrator: Don Wood
Why I Love This Book: This is another great book for exploring individuality and self esteem. Depending on the day, we can be so many different things: "tough as a rhino," "lazy as a lizard," or "busy as a bee." But the important message of this story is that when you put all of those things together, it makes up who we are and that is something to celebrate. I especially love the beautiful and imaginative illustrations that bring each of these ideas to life. The simple, rhyming text is accessible for young toddlers and preschool aged children, while still very meaningful and engaging for Kindergarten aged students as well.