When I Was Little: A Four-year-old's Memoir Of Her Youth

Summary:

A Four-Year-Old girl talks about all her 'big girl' things as she contrasts all of the things she did as a baby with everything she likes/does now.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Easy to read, bright, engaging illustrations, complete with subtleties to give Mom and Dad a chuckle, too.

Content Awareness Factors:

We read a hard-cover edition. At 18 months we'd grab pages, not just point. It's wear-and-tear threshold is good, but not perfect.


Little Kid Reaction

Initially, the bright, semi-abstract illustrations caught her eye. Now at 2+ years, we like to point out all our 'big girl' activities, too.

Big Kid Reaction

The story, told from a child's perspective, has all of the fun and innocence we would expect from a preschooler describing her life.

Type of Book:
A fun story for little girls who want affirmation that they're Big Girls, now.
Educational Themes:

It's a nice memory tool, as you can extract events from the story and tell your child what she was like as an infant.

Reading Level:
2.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
started reading at 18 months
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. It's a fun story that toddlers and preschoolers will want to read over and over. It's the story of their life.

Title When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth
Author Jamie Lee Curtis
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 1993
Illustrators Laura Cornell
ISBN 0060210788
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Adventure
Other Reviews:

More Reviews

Here are some other books we have reviewed that you may like!

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Eileen Christelow
Publisher
Clarion Books © 1996
ISBN
0395758300

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Laura Numeroff
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers © 1998
ISBN
0060266864

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Ian Falconer
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Imprint Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing © 2001
ISBN
068982954X