Cybils Awards Nominee!
Title: Not Me!
Author: Valeri Gorbachev
Illustrations: Valeri Gorbachev
Publisher: Holiday House
Bear and Chipmunk are good friends having a day at the beach. Bear likes the sun but not Chipmunk. Bear likes to cool off in the water but not Chipmunk. Bear likes to play with a beach ball but not Chipmunk. Bear hopes to see a big fish but not Chipmunk. Bear had fun at the beach but for Chipmunk everything that could go wrong for him did. On the way home Bear asked why Chipmunk went to the beach if he didn’t like the beach? What do you think Chipmunk said?
Author Valerie Gorbachev has created a lively story of friendship and sacrifice. Action packed colorful illustrations make this story a fun read. Parents and teachers can use this as a guide to discuss trying new things and the value of friendship. Beginner readers will find easy sentence structure with fun interactive words.