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When I Was Little Board Book: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth

By Jamie Lee Curtis (Author), Laura Cornell (Illustrator) & Jamie Lee Curtis (Illustrator)
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Item description for When I Was Little Board Book: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell...

A four-year-old describes how she has changed since she was a baby

Publishers Description
"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.

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When I Was Little Board Book: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Ingram Children's Advance - 06/01/1999 page 24

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperFestival
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.6" Width: 6" Height: 5"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Apr 17, 1999
Publisher   HarperFestival
Age  2-5
ISBN  0694012165  
ISBN13  9780694012169  
UPC  046594006950  

Availability  0 units.

More About Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jamie Lee Curtis has had many firsts: her first (and only) marriage to Christopher Guest, her first time holding her children, Annie and Tom, her first time pretending to be a customer in an episode of Quincy, and her first time she wrote words that became her first book. She lives in Los Angeles, the first city she ever lived in, and is always first in line, first to arrive, first to leave, and first to sleep.

Jamie Lee Curtis currently resides in the state of California. Jamie Lee Curtis was born in 1958.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Issues > New Sibling
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > New Baby > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Siblings > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3

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My first Jamie Lee story  Jan 10, 2008
And definitely not my last. Love Jamie Lee's stories. She is a wonderful author and right on the mark! You will not be disappointed in one book written by Jamie Lee. So far, we have 4 and we're not stopping there.
Good Choice  Jan 7, 2007
This book was purchased for our granddaughter. She enjoys the bright illustrations.
Fun and Engaging, but Not her Best  Jan 4, 2007
You know, this is my least favorite read by Curtis and Cornell thus far...and I'm actually of two minds about it. On one hand, it's got all the trademark things we love about her books - wonderful illustrations that are zany, vivid and almost a story in-and-of themselves, and text that is both silly and hits home with kids. I simply adore the idea of a four year old and her Memoir...that's such an unexpected thing, but it's charming and adorable at the same time! I think that this book is an excellent springboard for a larger lesson on memories; giving parents and/or teacher the opportunity to challenge their young readers (or listeners) to make their own memoir in a similar vein or leading to discussion about what the kids in a reading group/story time remember from when they were "still little."

On the other hand, it's got reference to junk food (by name even...Captain Crunch, Cheetoes, ect..) and it give the message that by age 4 they won't have to ride in a car seat which simply isn't in Ohio, kids have to be 4'9" before they can be without a child safety seat, this is NOT a good message for kids to be getting. Overall, I give it four stars, as I said, it'd make a great spring board for additional activities in reading, writing, drawing and a fantastic place to go from for discussion about growing and changing with young children...but the "product placement" and child seat thing make me less than happy with this book as a parent. I suspect with a subtle correction about silly, you have to be X years old, or X tall or weight X amount, the car seat thing is easy to overcome and the product placement...well, if kids have already been given proper eating information and have a healthy diet at home, the knowledge that they CAN eat Captain Crunch or Cheetoes every now and then is probably not too terrible a message for kids to get.
Very Babyish  Jul 6, 2006
I thought it would be more like I Feel Silly which it is not. Very babyish - one line sentences. I think the illustrations are not as clear as other books and looks like a mish-mash of colors. My just 5 year old is not interested in it.
Mikeya  Jun 14, 2006
This is a really good book and it is good for little kids because they might remember when they was little

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