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 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!
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.