I'm Not. by Pam Smallcomb

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Evelyn is lots of things. Circus performer. Antarctic explorer. I'm not.

Here is the perfect book for children who feel like their outgoing friend is oh-so-talented . . . and they're not. Our shy narrator lists all the things that her best friend, Evelyn, is good at—from jumping on the bed to roller skating really fast. Luckily, Evelyn points out what makes her so special: she's a one-of-a-kind true blue best friend. Robert Weinstock's hilarious illustrations wonderfully complement Pam Smallcomb's simple text, perfect for young children. This sweet depiction of friendship shows—in a completely fresh, original way—that everyone is special.

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About Pam Smallcomb

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Pam Smallcomb (www.pamsmallcomb.com) lives in Germantown, Maryland.Joe Berger (www.joeberger.co.uk) lives in Bristol, England.
Published February 23, 2011 by Schwartz & Wade. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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A timid, brown gator wearing a pink bow recounts all the things that her friend Evelyn, a bouncy, green gator, is where she is not: decorator, circus performer, explorer and snappy dresser (Evelyn wears Band-Aids with pearls!).

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Just when it seems that the narrator is doomed to be eternally hapless, Smallcomb (the Trimoni Twins books) reveals that her areas of expertise (like karate and courage in the dark) are Evelyn's weaknesses.

Dec 06 2010 | Read Full Review of I'm Not.

New York Journal of Books

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And in each of those ways, our unnamed but quite emotional narrator feels as if she is merely a spectator in Evelyn’s galaxy of accomplishments.Starting out with an exuberant dialogue bubble “Lift-Off!” with Evelyn launching various items into the air from within a teetering trash can, our narrat...

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Portland Book Review

But most of all, she is a true-blue best friend who stands by Evelyn through thick and thin.

Aug 01 2011 | Read Full Review of I'm Not.

A Patchwork of Books

PICTURE BOOKI'M NOT by Pam Smallcomb, illustrated by Robert Weinstock (Schwartz & Wade, 2011).

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Youth Services Book Review

Evelyn is described by her friend as “not one single bit ordinary.” She then lists all the things that Evelyn is, including “If Evelyn was a book, you’d read her all night under the covers to see what happened next” and “If Evelyn was a car, she would get a speeding ticket”, then concludes by st...

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