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Celebrate knowledge with I Know a Lot! , a triumphant board book from the Empowerment series!

I know rocks are heavy,
and flowers are light.
I know bright means day,
And dark means night.

With relevant and charming specifics, author Stephen Krensky and award-winning artist Sara Gillingham celebrate all the things a toddler learns as they grow just a little older.

The Empowerment series addresses the small victories of growing up and starting to embrace the world on your own terms with encouraging text and retro-fresh illustrations. Celebrate the milestones of toddlerhood with the whole series.

The Empowerment
I Can Do It Myself!
Now I Am Big!
I Know a Lot!
I Am So Brave!
I Like to Share!
I Am Ready for School!

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12 pages, Board Book

First published July 2, 2013

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191 reviews5 followers
February 3, 2019
I know mama got this book because the little girl is just like me. She has hair like mine and she's really clever and knows a lot. I like her already. I hope we find more books with all kinds of people who look different. The retro pictures are fantastic too. If I had more thumbs I would put them all up, but I only have 2, so those will have to do👍👍.
26 reviews5 followers
December 4, 2017
"I Know a Lot!". I have heard that A LOT as the parent of a six year old. This picture book is perfect. I love the little ragdoll look of the character and the bright colors and big letters. My daughter read this one easily on her own and was proud to compare and contrast her level of success in the small but oh so important things that the character achieved. This book is one in a series of books meant to empower our little ones and teach them that big lessons and big successes can from small things and small people. The overall message is to celebrate yourself and it is a timely message indeed.
Profile Image for Maria Shuffit.
399 reviews17 followers
July 6, 2017
Really enjoyed this book and the other one in the series that I read to my kiddo. I like that it is uplifting and that the illustrations are children of color. This volume celebrated the way that kids learn as they grow, all in a very positive light. Definitely recommend this series of books!
March 27, 2018
Great message and illustrations

I really love the artwork and comparisons. It sends of message celebrating your intelligence and is educational at the same time with opposites.
April 24, 2018
Great book

My daughter's love this short story! I read it to them all the time before bed time. I would recommend this this book.
February 8, 2019

This is a good book for emerging readers - especially preschoolers (4 yrs) and kindergarteners (5+). Add to child’s library.
Profile Image for Amelia John.
2 reviews3 followers
March 4, 2019
Lovely read

Really enjoyed the main character. Would have loved something that I could interact with my daughter. Great read though. Would definitely recommend.
10 reviews
May 19, 2019
Great book

This book has easy reading for young kids. It helps with confidence building and teaches opposites. My son and I enjoyed it.
3 reviews1 follower
August 9, 2019
Short and sweet!

My grandson enjoyed this book, especially the illustrations. I just wish it was a little longer. It seemed to end just as it was getting good.
Profile Image for Maria Johnson.
2 reviews
October 1, 2019
Easy to read

I was downloading books for my 5 year old old who is learning to read. This book is perfect for him
Profile Image for Kylie.
212 reviews
May 5, 2023
I love that this little board book is so empowering to little ones. I think we (like, modern society) take children and their wisdom/perspective for granted. I really liked this one.
Profile Image for Cara Byrne.
3,237 reviews20 followers
November 13, 2015
This is a peppy board book featuring a little girl who knows "A LOT!" about the world. The graphic representation of the little girl, her parents, and her friends is really appealing. I'm also interested in how race is visualized in the book (even though discussing race is not a central stake in this book - children of distinct visages merely exist together, which is quite wonderful), especially as the whiteness is presented as just that - stark white - on a stark white backdrop. This is a book that would make a great addition to a young reader's board book collection.
Profile Image for Kendra.
1,030 reviews22 followers
February 10, 2022
This is another board book that I found to read to Cassie. With little kids they always get told what things are and after awhile that has to start to get on them. But we all know that Toddlers sometimes thing they know everything. This book talks about celebrating the little things that they learn about the world around them. I love this little book and how it teaches kids to be empowered with what they do know. The illustrations in this book are bright and colorful. Perfect for the little kids who are getting this book read to.
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175 reviews22 followers
August 11, 2016
This is such a neat little book and there's a lot of reasons to love it! The illustrations are so much fun to look at, I love that it shows a little girl with her dad (and that it depicts a black family), and I think its message is a great one for toddlers. I plan to check out the other books in this series to share with my 3 year old!
Profile Image for Katie.
742 reviews11 followers
August 10, 2013
Great to see a colorful, rhyming board book for toddlers that features an African-American girl. Takes you through her day, as she shows off all the things she knows:

"I know snow is cold, and stoves are hot. If you ask me things, I know a lot!"
Profile Image for Alicia Evans.
2,403 reviews34 followers
June 5, 2014
The protagonist lets us know that she knows a lot of things and then she tells us all about it. This book is good because it emphasizes the importance of having confidence in yourself and what you know. Kids will love telling you all the things that you know afterward.
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4,627 reviews177 followers
August 3, 2014
Hey, when you're little every bit of knowledge is a victory. And so is, apparently, a kids' book with a non-white main character that is not "about" diversity, but people just existing. Like people do. Hooray! Love the retro style of these board-book illustrations.
Profile Image for Deb.
543 reviews8 followers
October 6, 2013
I am so happy this series features different kids.
Profile Image for Vicki.
4,606 reviews18 followers
November 14, 2013
Glad to see an "oversized" board book. Some board books level wise are great for reading aloud, but usually they are too small to share with a group. Nice bright colors in the illustrations.
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