I Love Me


FISH - Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health

2019 Silver Nautilus Book Award for Children's Picture Books – Non-Fiction (Winner)
2017 ABIA Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year (Longlisted)

Acclaimed creators Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina celebrate individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.


'A beautifully written and illustrated book ... about loving yourself for being you. It is a lovely book to read with small children to teach them that we should all love ourselves just the way we are.' Read Plus

'The book aims to build self-esteem in indigenous and non-indigenous
children and the bright illustrations and bouncy prose, which uses rhyme, rhythm and repetition will engage youngsters and encourage them to join in the reading.' Aussie Reviews

'I Love Me is a wonderful reminder not just to children but to the parents and teachers reading the book with them that the best thing we can do for ourselves is embrace who we are.' The West Australian

'A superb little book of rhyming reasons you might love yourself.' Reading Time

' ... highly recommended with its simple text and uplifting message about embracing individuality.' The Little Reading Room

' ... full of joy, elation, and encourages infants and children to celebrate and trust in the uniqueness of self.' National Indigenous Times

' ... a joy to look at and fun to read.' School Library Journal

'You just gotta "love, love, love" this joy-filled book.' Kirkus Reviews

'Through its words and its art, I Love Me transmits its message of self-acceptance both vibrantly and playfully.' INFODAD

'It’s lyrical and fun and situates Aboriginal children ... as main characters, not sidekicks.' Good Reading Magazine

About the Author

About the Illustrator

Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer and illustrator who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is the author and illustrator of a number of award-winning picture books as well as a YA dystopian series. Her books have been published in the United States, South Korea and China. Ambelin is a prolific commentator on diversity in children’s literature and a law academic at the University of Western Australia.

About the Book

Boardbook / Paperback

Pages 24