Illustrated by B Tobey
"I can read it all by myself" is the Beginner Books motto, and behind it is an understanding of how important it is for children to take pride and pleasure in their early reading. These books have been designed to appeal directly to children through the use of humour, rhyme and bright pictures that can be "read" even by the non-reading child. Some Beginner Books are simple stories, others are hilarious nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence and make them want to go on reading.
What would life be like if you had feet like a duck, or horns like a deer, a whale spout on your head, or a long, long nose? In this charming tale a small boy imagines all these things, only to decide in the end that perhaps it's better to be "Me" after all.