A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
A lot of word repetition for early readers, and more challenging vocabulary like "shoulders," "opposite," and "syrup" for those more advanced.
Affirms the message that who you are is exactly right, that time together is important and delightful, and that you should be loved for who you are.
Positive Role Models
The dad shows unconditional love to his child, and says how much he enjoys the time they are together.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED, by Karamo Brown and Jason "Rachel" Brown is a gentle, loving look at how an affirming relationship between an adult and a child has real impact and can be a lifelong treasure for both. The vibrant, warm illustrations add another layer of feel-good loveliness to this father-son reflection on the cherished time they've spent together. Karamo is best known as the culture expert on Queer Eye, and first learned he had a son when Jason was 10 years old. The authors bring real depth to this story of human connection.
Is It Any Good?
Loving messages and warm style and colors in the illustrations make this a great snuggle-up-and-read-together book. With a few simple words repeated throughout the book, the father-son author duo of Karamo and Jason Brown share a magnificent feeling of warmth and support. I Am Perfectly Designed tells readers that how they are physically and emotionally is exactly who they should be, that who they are matters, and that they should be loved and cherished as they are. Also that sharing your feelings out loud is important and allows another person to respond, and it's perfectly fine to ask for help.
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