Saturday, March 3, 2018

Review: I Am Famous & Giveaway

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a picture book about a cute "celebrity"!

Summary: Kiely knows she is famous! The paparazzi (her parents) follow her every move, documenting with cameras. It’s exhausting being famous, but someone has to do it! She even gets to perform a big song at her grandfather’s birthday. When she messes it up, she’s worried she’s lost her audience forever, but it turns out that no one is as loyal as her fans who love her. -- Albert Whitman & Co.

I AM FAMOUS by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is a very sweet picture book that kids (and parents) will love. Kids will love the adorable little Kiely who sees herself as a famous celebrity, and parents will appreciate the humor the accompanies being a parent in the age of smartphones!

Kiely already knows she famous! She's always being followed by the paparazzi (who just happen to be her parents) while she eats, plays, and more. And she even has a personal chef, driver, and housekeeper. But when she's asked to perform at her grandfather's birthday party, she learns that it's not easy being in the spotlight. Kiely has a rough time with her big song, and she's worried that she'll lose her audience as a result. However, she learns that her true fans will never stop loving her!

I AM FAMOUS is a really fun book. The story is extremely sweet and also very funny, and the illustrations are spot-on cute! As a mom, I appreciated that the book had some tongue-in-cheek humor for kids and parents (but mainly parents!); and I was happy to see some diversity in a picture book. After reading I AM FAMOUS, some parents might think again about the role that smartphones and social media play in our lives... and especially our kids' lives!

Check out the adorable trailer for I AM FAMOUS:

Giveaway alert: I have a copy of I AM FAMOUS (courtesy of the publisher) to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before March 16th at 11:59 pm. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing a review copy of this picture book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, that looks adorable!

Stacie said...

How cute! We are kind of like paparazzi following our kids around with cameras. I had never thought of it that way.