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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows the use and overuse of smartphones and selfies.
Be present with your family rather than always being on your phone, taking selfies, posting pictures online. It's good to take a break from your device. "Is this selfie craze a big, bad mistake? / All of these pictures now really seem fake." "The BEST time of all / SELFLESS family love."
Positive Role Models
The kids in this mixed-race family are the ones seeing things clearly. The mom is the one who's mixed up. She gets selfie-obsessed and her kids bring her back to reality and get her to moderate her phone use, reminding her what's important is "selfless love."
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Me, Myselfie & I is another charming, knowing picture book by the team of actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrator Laura Cornell. This one pokes fun at a smartphone-obsessed mom who's constantly snapping and posting selfies and photos of her kids, who eventually get her to put her phone away. It could open up discussions about appropriate, family-friendly smartphone use and how some behaviors get in the way of family fun and true connection.
Is It Any Good?
This funny book about a selfie-obsessed mom will speak to many parents who could stand to moderate their smartphone use. Kids will get a kick out of Me, Myself & I with Lauren Cornell's antic illustrations of a mom snapping photos of her kids everywhere, from the grocery store to ski practice. The focus is on the parent, but young readers will enjoy seeing a kid be the hero by curbing the mom's out-of-control, misguided behavior.
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