When I Was Little by Jamie Lee Curtis
A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth

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"When I was little, I could hardly do anything.But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!"

Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers.

 

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 September 30, 1993 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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PreS-K-In this charming and smoothly translated tale, a four-year-old compares her current life with that of her infancy, touching on such topics as her beds, her activities, her foods, her behavior, and her modes of transportation.

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A ``winsome, upbeat work,'' said PW, whose collaborators ``evoke a healthy child's proud sense of self.'' Ages 4-8. (Sept.)

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Actress Curtis and illustrator Cornell ( Earl's Too Cool for Me ) evoke a healthy child's proud sense of self in this exuberant picture book.

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