When I’m Older

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Neil Flory (text), Somak Chaudhary (illus.), When I’m Older, Allen & Unwin, 24 April 2018, 32pp., $19.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781760296322

This picture book is fun; full of delightful word play and amusing illustrations.  Woven into the nonsense is the message that we can just be ourselves, who ever we are.  The design is perfect with one strong, simple illustration per page – all in bright blue – and minimal text set in a large handwritten type.  The covers are sturdy board, the pages a heavyweight paper, and the delightful yellow illustrated endpapers complete a most effective production. Highly recommended for the very young.  Suitable for ages 2-4.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Douglas

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