Me, Too! by Annika Dunklee and illustrated by Lori Joy Smith (Kids Can Press, April 2015) is a book about friendship. Annie feels left out when a new girl moves in, because her best friend Lillemore has become friends with someone else!
I loved the simple format of this book. It is a pretty straight-forward book: jealousy at the most basic. But of course Annie learns that because Lillemore and Lilianne have a lot in common, that means that she, Annie, also has some things in common too!
I have a seven-year-old boy instead of a seven-year-old girl, so this is not a book that he would need or understand at this point. He does not stress about having things in common with his friends quite like this. But for the girl with such a personality, this book is defininitely written right at the right level. I can completely relate, as I went through a similar stress when I was in fourth grade (8 years old) when I was afraid I’d lose my best friend.
This book, with the fun illustrations and the delightful friends at its center, is certain to be a hit with girls.
Note: I received a digital copy of the book for review consideration.