Parents' Guide to

I'm the Best

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

A humbling, loving lesson on how boasting can hurt friends.

I'm the Best Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+
Its a very good book I like this book because it help my child uderstand that he can try his best an every thing he do.

This title has:

Great messages
age 2+
How could Dog talk about how killing he is without upsetting his friends? and plus my son said the f word today from this book FUN

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Lucy Cousins’ pitch-perfect book defuses the "who's the best" conflict with humor and, most importantly, a demonstration of unconditional love. Show-offs and also-rans alike will find comfort in the gentle message: Even if you’re not the best at everything, you’re still loved and appreciated. Cousins deftly avoids wallowing in saccharine in favor of realistic personalities: Feelings are hurt both ways, and Dog doesn't undergo a complete personality change. This certainly won't be the last time his friends will need to help him keep his ego in check.

Cousins takes the vibrant look of her popular Maisy series and infuses it with freewheeling glee and delightful touches.

Lucy Cousins’ exuberant illustrations are a riot of color, with huge washes of color enlivening the pages.

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate