By Gueh Yanting, Claudine and Quek Rui Zhen, Sarah
24 pages – ages 5+ (kindle edition reviewed)
Published by Carry Us Off Books on October 20, 2011
Wynn hears his teacher telling his mother that he is too quiet. She says she worries that he won’t make friends and he won’t be able to live his dreams. Wynn wonders if he should be loud and rowdy like the other kids. His mother tells him to be anyway he wants to be. Wynn still wonders if he should try to “fit in” and be more like the other kids. After wandering around and talking to the moon and the stars, Wynn decides he likes himself the way he is. He knows he will make friends and he will be who he wants to be.
I really enjoyed this book. I like Wynn because he’s not shy but he’s a quiet boy and he decides that he just likes who he is. He decides he shouldn’t be what others think he should. Sometimes I feel like I am quiet (like I like to read A LOT and that’s a quiet thing to do). I know how Wynn feels. The illustrations have a great amount of color and beauty and they go with the story well. I think it would make a great read aloud book.
I like what Claudine Gueh Yanting said about Wynn on the book’s website –
“Like Wynn, I tried fitting in with the crowd I was in, I tried raising a ruckus wreck, and I felt really tired afterwards. Worn out, lost, and still, darn it, rather small. Wynn is much cleverer. He accepts who he is and enjoys what he likes. ”
Five out of five book worms for “My Clearest Me”!
The trailer for the book is really nice (great music too)!
My Clearest Me is available in ebook form. To learn more about “My Clearest Me” and the other books offered by Carry Us Off Books, please visit their website HERE