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Volume V Number 11 . . . . January 29, 1999
When I was little I spilled a lot. My mom said I was a handful. Now I'm helpful.Well-known actress Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrator Laura Cornell who have collaborated on When I Was Little make a good team, each with superb imaginations. The story's narrator is a four-year-old girl who is remembering what her life was like when she was a baby, or, at any rate, much younger, and she contrasts that time with her life today. The book is filled with ideas that will appeal to today's children and includes illustrations that fill each page - no margins at all. The artist has added dozens of humourous little touches on every page of her light-hearted interpretations of the text. Children will have fun adding their own memories of when they were little, with illustrations as well.
Joan Payzant is a retired teacher-librarian living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
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