I Am Human: A Book of Empathy (I Am Books) (Board book)

I Am Human: A Book of Empathy (I Am Books) By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
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Description


Embrace empathy with even the tiniest humans in I Am Human, a board book edition of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller!
 
“An age-appropriate and hopeful look at what it means to be a connected human on this planet.” ―School Library Journal
 
From author Susan Verde and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, the bestselling team that created I Am Yoga and I Am Peace, comes a hopeful celebration of the human family which affirms that although we may make mistakes, we can make good choices by acting with compassion and having empathy for others and ourselves.
 
A child in a red-striped shirt and blue jeans explores the possibilities open to them as a human being. Beginning with “I was born. A miracle! One of billions but unique!” the text lists activities (“I am always learning”; “I have BIG dreams”). The child explores the difficult sides of being human, such as feelings of fear and sadness. They can “make choices” and “move forward” with “thoughtfulness” (for example, giving flowers to a friend they hurt), learning to live with kindness, compassion, listening, and connection. “I am full of hope. I am human.”
 
When we find common ground, we can feel connected to the great world around us and mindfully strive to be our best selves.
 
Includes a guided meditation.
 
Also available:
I Am Me
I Am Yoga
I Am Peace
I Am Love
I Am One
I Am Courage
I Am . . . A Box of Goodness!
 

About the Author


Susan Verde is the bestselling author of I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, I Am Courage, I Am Me, The Museum, and You and Me, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, as well as the Feel-Good Fairy Tales books, illustrated by Jay Fleck, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. In addition to writing, she teaches kids yoga and mindfulness. Susan lives with her three children and their menagerie of pets in East Hampton, New York.

Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of many bestselling and award-winning picture books. His books include The Dot, Ish, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, and I Am Courage. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, where he operates the beloved shop Blue Bunny Books and Toys.

Praise For…


"The illustrations are clean and colorful against a contrasting background. . . A beautiful tool for teaching love, empathy, and self-care."
— School Library Journal

"Emphasizing Verde's common themes of mindfulness and emotional presence, the main character demonstrates expressions of love ranging from keeping their own "mind and body safe and healthy" to careful listening to others. . . Verde provides extensive backmatter, including yoga poses and a heart meditation. These addenda enrich the narrative and provide useful context for the relationship skills outlined in the text. Practical and empowering for young ones learning how to emotionally attend to themselves and others." 
— Kirkus Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419746734
ISBN-10: 1419746731
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
Pages: 22
Language: English
Series: I Am Books