I am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown and Jason “Rachel” Brown, illustrated by Anoosha Syed. PICTURE BOOK. Henry Holt (Macmillan), 2019. $19. 9781250232212
BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
A young black boy talks to his father about the things they have done together and asks if Dad will miss him when the boy grows up.
Syed’s illustrations are absolutely adorable. Make sure that you investigate the end papers and check out the cover wrap, too. As for the story itself? It is not much different the many self-affirming books that have come out the last couple of seasons. Every publishing house has at least two. The book will sell to adults who like the Queer Eye reboot, as lead author is one of the hosts of the show and he is writing with his son Jason.
Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS