This is Me! (Sally Morgan, Magabala)
Written and illustrated by well-loved author Sally Morgan, This is Me is a simple and colourful board book for very young children. Morgan’s illustration style features simple shapes and patterns in bright, pastel colours, making this book perfect for reading with children aged 0+. A gentle message of self-determination runs throughout the book, reminding readers that they are loved, they belong and they deserve to speak up for themselves. It’s so important for kids of all ages to hear these positive affirmations, and This is Me encourages good self-esteem in the smallest children. Much like her illustrations, Morgan’s prose is simple and minimal. Each page features just a few words and the author uses different coloured text to highlight one or two key words in every phrase, making this a great book to share with older kids who are learning to read. This is a beautiful little book that deserves a place on every baby’s bookshelf.
Ellen Cregan is a bookseller and writer from Melbourne.