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Heartfelt and timeless, Remarkably You is an inspirational manifesto about all of the things—little or small, loud or quiet—that make us who we are. Great for sharing and gifting, especially to celebrate your remarkable graduate.
New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller celebrates individuality in her remarkable picture book about the beauty of being yourself.
With encouraging text and exuberant illustrations by Patrice Barton, readers will delight in all the ways they can be their remarkable selves.
You might go unnoticed, or shine like a star, but wherever you go and whoever you are…don’t change how you act to be just like the rest.Believe in yourself and the things you do best.
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—A parade of children marches through this festive book and into readers' hearts. Whether loud or quiet, big or small, each "you" is encouraged to recognize their individuality. Furthermore, the book relays to children the message that each person's talents are even more valuable when shared with others. Miller's story and Barton's illustrated characters are diverse and encourage young readers to not only be themselves, but to also do good deeds, as children in the story are depicted planting flowers for a neighbor, singing to a room of the elderly, and recycling littered trash. Similar to Miller's Be Kind, there is an important underlying theme of treating others with respect and dignity. The story is the embodiment of the saying "march to the beat of your own drum," including one child passing off the mallets for a literal drum to another child, transforming the metaphor into a visual celebration of uniqueness. The images are warm and inviting and the rhyming text is accessible, with a scattering of more difficult vocabulary to challenge some young readers. VERDICT Overall, this story is gentle and truly delightful, and fans of the author, along with new readers, will not be disappointed. An excellent upbeat addition to any collection.—Kaitlin Malixi, Kensington Health Sciences Academy, Philadelphia
“Miller and Barton encourage kids to be their best, follow their own drummers, and give their all in a book that is sure to bring to mind Dr. Seuss’
Oh, the Places You’ll Go. Adorable [and] racially diverse.” (
“Miller writes in buoyant rhyming verses. Together, Miller and Barton offer a genuine message about individuality.” (
“Miller’s story and Barton’s illustrated characters are diverse and encourage young readers to not only be themselves, but to also do good deeds. There is an important underlying theme of treating others with respect and dignity. An excellent upbeat addition to any collection.” (School Library Journal)