- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 3
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Atlas Press; First edition (August 4, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0985478225
- ISBN-13: 978-0985478223
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,793,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Little Jimmy Says, Same Is Lame Hardcover – August 4, 2014
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In this children's celebration of diversity, 5-foot-tall marketing expert Vee shows children that their differences can also be their strengths. Lap readers and independent readers alike will be drawn to this book's cartoonish illustrations and inclusive message.
This book is marvelous reading that will make kids feel good about themselves and realize that different is not necessarily a bad thing to be. Mike Motz's illustrations are fabulous. They're bold and bright and perfectly fit Jimmy Vee's text. Little Jimmy Says, "Same Is Lame" is a book that will inspire kids to go out and have fun being themselves while they're learning to read at the same time. The story is easy to follow and the pictures will help kids guess at unfamiliar words in the text. Little Jimmy is phenomenal and this book is, too. --Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
As a children’s entertainer, Jimmy Vee has combined his love for kids and passion of children’s books in his rhyming picture book by using his “Same Is Lame” philosophy—a philosophy that is all about self-acceptance and knowing it’s okay to be different, as well as embracing the differences of others.
It’s ironic and exactly to the point that the protagonist, Little Jimmy, small as his name suggests, has such a large idea to convey. The charivari text is zippy with solid cadence and delivers in a super kid-friendly way.
Set to the scene of a circus—the perfect backdrop to a world of oddities and zaniness—the illustrations are eye-catching and add loads of entertainment to the text. They raise the humor level and add an intelligently safe amount of light-heartedness to the deeper message of embracing one’s unique qualities—it’s clear that the illustrator, Mike Motz, understood Vee’s vision.
This is a book geared toward 4-to 8-years-olds and more than suitable for all ages—grown-ups, too. Parents will love the idea of sharing this book with their children, encouraging them to spend less time trying to fit in and more time focusing on being true to themselves. “Same is Lame!” Note: All of the proceeds from this book will go to fund the
Same Is Lame Foundation for kids—a non-profit organization (501 C3 pending) created by Jimmy Vee to support exceptional children with extraordinary talent. —The Children’s Book Review
This is a cute children's book that centers on the theme of self-acceptance & self-image. This short, but poignant book, focuses on motivating children to embrace their differences and their unique personalities. There are many books out there that teach kids to accept others, but not enough books that teach kids to appreciate themselves. Kudos to the author for that! My son enjoyed the story and was captured by the pictures. The awesome illustrations fit the text like a glove. I would certainly recommend this book as an inspiring book for kids! --Official OnlineBookClub.org review
About the Author
Jimmy Vee is known around the world as the Five Foot High Marketing Guy. He is living proof that big things really do come in small packages. He is a savvy CEO, a loving husband, a funny father, a bestselling business book author, a sought-after advertising copywriter, a wannabe musician, a master magician, a stand-up comedian and a stiff-lipped ventriloquist. This is his first children's book. All proceeds from this book will go to the Same Is Lame Foundation for children.
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Whether you are made fun of wearing glasses, born small or big, having big or small nose, hair or no hair, having birthmarks or scars, doesn’t make you a freak but unique.
The message in this book is very encouraging not only for children but for adults. Discover why being different is actually cool. Being different should make you feel proud. So no matter what, just remember that you are unique and that being different has its advantages. As Little Jimmy puts it "Same is Lame". The illustrations by Mike Motz are bright, bold and colorfully which helps tell the story.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from New Shelves Distribution in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
“Same Is Lame” is empowering, resulting in self- confidence, pride, and high achievement. Mike Motz’s clever cartoons-like illustrations enrich the fast moving rhyming cadence of the text. It also has an underlying message for every child to show respect for others, for their unique difference, gifts, and talents.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
Author: Jimmy Vee
Illustrator: Mke Motz
Publisher: Smith Publicity
Genre: Children's Fiction
Overall Rating: 5.0 Excellent
Reviewed For: NetGalley
Jimmy might be little in stature, but stands ten feet tall in his pride of his uniqueness. In "Lttle Jimmy Says, 'Same Is Lame'" Jimmy tells how and every person is different in some way, but that is okay because what makes us different also makes us unique individuals. If we will embrace our uniqueness we will become special in our own way and begin to see others as unique as well. He tells how very tall people can do things shorter people have trouble with. He even shows us that scars are ok too. If you have something special about you then be proud of it.
Told in rhyming verse "Lttle Jimmy Says, 'Same Is Lame'" captures the interest of young readers and the bold, vibrant illustrations bring the story to life. Sharing the story with young readers, give you a chance to share an important fact with them that they are perfect just as they are. Pick up a copy and enjoy the time you share talking about this fantastic story.
This book is very engaging, colorful, bright and brilliantly illustrated.
Team Vee + Motz did an excellent job and I'm looking forward to more books by this duo.
Alinka Rutkowska, award-winning children's author of Maya & Filippo Look for Whales
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