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How I Did It

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This encouraging tale about a daring letter in the alphabet who wants to stand out uses clever play on words to deliver a message about creativity, individuality, and following your dreams!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 2017 by Flowerpot Press
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Vera Godley
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a delightfully illustrated story that is so much fun to read. As with most of us, "I" is the central character. And "I" has an idea and from that point on "I" gallops through the pages with his penchant for doing something different from the ram-rod straight letter he (or she) is. "I" wants to be different from the way he is designed and so experiments with bending, curling, and being like the other letters of the alphabet. "J" tells "I" to quit being a joker and being all bent out of sh ...more
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Ragsdale, Linda How I Did It! Illustrated by Anoosha Syed. PICTURE BOOK. Flowerpot Press, 2017. $17. 9781486712113

The letter I was just hanging out in its spot in the alphabet when it decided to try to be a little more like its neighboring letters. Becoming H was easy; it just required a bit of rotating. J was trickier because of the rounded edge, but I was determined to try. Soon I was traveling throughout the alphabet, imitating all of the other letters. Not everybody approved, but that didn't
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
The Letter "I" dares to be different. He dreams of being something more. Could he turn and be like the letter "H" or curve himself to be like the letter "J"? When the letter "I" tries to do something different, all the other letters of the alphabet chime in...some encouraging and supportive, others upset and frustrated. Their emotions go along with the letter of the alphabet like the letter "T" was tickled. "I" peels himself off the page and starts his new adventure only to find that maybe he sh ...more
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
Another beautifully illustrated book that teaches young readers that anything is possible with a great attitude. I find that the illustrations add to the amazing story. The illustrations beautifully showcase emotions that I goes through. Those emotions are what can act as talking points with young and new readers. You are able to see the frustration, excitement, sadness and joy, among other emotions, as he works through his adventure. It allows the readers to work through difficult situations an ...more
Two BookWorms Blog
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Look out Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Here comes a new alphabet book that is just as fun.

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Margaret Boling
2/25/2018 ~~ A bit to didactic? Also, the first person references to I that were really 3rd person - referring to a character named "I" threw me several times.
Fans of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Exclamation Mark will enjoy this "pun-filled" book.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
You go, I.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Note: I received a stapled galley of this book from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2017.
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