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Christopher Myers Illustrator. When you look in a mirror, who do you see? A boy? A girl? A son?
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Dec 18, Betsy rated it really liked it. Says the parent to the librarian, "I need something for my child to improve their self-esteem.
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This is a book that enjoys being a book. Read it with a smile on your face. You can bet plenty of kids will. Ages View all 7 comments.
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