Illustrated by: Valeri Gorbachev
Published by: Holiday House, Inc.
Not Me!: An I Like to Read® Bookby Valeri Gorbachev
Newly proficient young readers will find plenty of humor along with an important reminder about the true nature of friendship in this sweet and comical easy reader.
“I like the beach,” says Bear. “Not me!” says Chipmunk—and for so many reasons. The sun is blinding. It’s hard to stay upright in an inner tube. The sea life isn’t always friendly. As many times as Bear proclaims his love for beach activities, Chipmunk responds with the familiar refrain, “Not me!” As Chipmunk’s misadventures pile up, he has to admit, “I am not a beach person.” At the story’s conclusion, Bear asks, “Why did you come?” Chipmunk replies simply, “I came to be with you.”