I Am Famous written by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, gives a voice to the childhood experience of being the center of attention. Young Kiely is a celebrity… of sorts. With doting parents and adoring extended family members, everyday life for this little cutie kind of feels like that of a famous person!
Kiely’s lively spirit is evident in her love of dressing up and performing, and she has kept her parents on their toes since she was born. From her perspective, her story as a famous celebrity is pretty obvious– special treatment in the form of lollipops at the bank and stickers at the doctor’s office, for example. From the likes on her mom’s Instagram posts about her to the mail she receives from her adoring fans, e.g. her grandma, she knows she is loved and celebrated.
With her Grandpa’s birthday party coming up, Kiely prepares for what will be her big performance. But, things do go as smoothly as she had hoped, with some forgotten lyrics and some choreography snags. Will her fans still love her?
As any parent or grandparent knows, our little celebs will always be stars in our eyes. This reassurance is received well by Kiely, and her preschooler confidence is once again restored. This is a cute picture book to share with young children to celebrate the joy that it is to be a loved and treasured kid.