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Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite
When I Was Little (Just Like You) by Brian Ostrowski shows children how different life used to be for us grown-ups. Before we had cell phones to use to store our contacts or to use for GPS, we had phone books and maps, which may surprise kids of this generation. Children will also learn a very important message. Even though we all grew up quite differently, we each cherish our childhood, something that kids can easily take for granted. So, no matter what we grew up with, whether it be 8-track tapes, CDs, or iPods, we enjoyed being kids. The beautiful illustrations and fun rhymes make this the perfect book for kids.
I absolutely adored When I Was Little (Just Like You). For one, children can see that their parents and grandparents grew up in a very different world. I am an educator, and it’s amazing how many simple things we have to teach our students, such as what a payphone is or what a VHS tape is. When I was a kid, this was common knowledge. I think this book does a great job of showing that each generation of kids has their own unique items and activities to enjoy, but that does not make us any different from one another. I think this would be a great addition to any preschool, kindergarten, or first grade classroom; it’s also a wonderful book that parents can read to their children. Kids are growing up around smart phones, computers, the internet, and other modern technology, and this is a fun and entertaining way for them to learn and understand that it wasn’t always like that. Filled with enjoyable rhymes, great illustrations, and a meaningful message, this is a must-read for kids. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who is raising or educating a young child. I will certainly be showing this to my students, as well as my daughter.