It's Hard to Be Five by Jamie Lee Curtis
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It's hard to be five.
Just yelled at my brother.
My mind says do one thing.
My mouth says another.

It's fun to be five!
Big changes are here!
My body's my car,
and I'm licensed to steer.

Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis's encouraging text and Laura Cornell's playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun!

This is the sixth inspired book from the #1 New York Times best-selling team of Today I Feel Silly: & Other Moods That Make My Day and I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self Esteem.

 

About Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis is mommy to Annie and Tom. Her husband, Christopher Guest, hangs her moon by making her laugh out loud daily. She hangs out in her home with friends and family and four-legged creatures, and although she doesn't look good in one, she hangs her hat in Southern California.
 
Published May 21, 2013 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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/ My mind says do one thing, / my mouth says another."

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/ My mind says do one thing, / my mouth says another.” As ever, Cornell’s hilarious, detail-rich illustrations effervesce with amusing asides that catapult the engaging but unspectacular verse to another level.

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Curtis's singsong verse also focuses on some of the pluses of being five: though his brother is strapped into a stroller, the hero can walk by himself ("It's fun to be five!

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It also celebrates being five in a big way, shouting in a two-page spread: It's fun to be five!

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Common Sense Media

Kids will learn that "some fun things are hard.

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