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I'm in a creative slump right now, so to I've decided to try and write a couple of mss in first person.  First, to see if I can do it and second, to get into the head of my mc and think like him. 

Besides Fancy Nancy, I cannot think of any picture books written in first person - my mind is blank.  Can anybody suggest some?

Thank you.
#1 - February 03, 2014, 06:35 AM

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THIS HAT IS NOT MINE by Jon Klassen and I believe I WANT MY HAT BACK is also first person.

Good luck busting your slump!

Julie
#2 - February 03, 2014, 06:52 AM

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Bonnie Chrsitensen's I, Galileo, a PB biography.
#3 - February 03, 2014, 06:58 AM

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I STINK, I'M BAD, I'M DIRTY series by the McMullans
#4 - February 03, 2014, 07:32 AM
BLACKOUT -- available now
DESERTED -- available now
SISTERS DON'T TELL -- available now
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My daughter's Pinaklicious books by Victoria Kann are first person.


Happy de-slumping (or is it straightening?!), Laura!!


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#5 - February 03, 2014, 07:39 AM

An oldie but goody - GILA MONSTERS MEET YOU AT THE AIRPORT by Marjorie
Weinman Sharmat.

#6 - February 03, 2014, 08:22 AM

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And don't forget about Eloise! Also, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.
#7 - February 03, 2014, 09:48 AM
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You're never too old to become younger. - Mae West

How about I Need My Monster!
#8 - February 03, 2014, 10:25 AM
I Need My Monster ~Flashlight Press
Arizona Grand Canyon Reader
Alabama Camellia
California Young Reader
Georgia Storybook
Nevada Young Reader

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My latest favorite pb is The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli.
#9 - February 03, 2014, 02:22 PM

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Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French
#10 - February 03, 2014, 03:52 PM
I've Got a Tail! - Amicus Ink 2020

www.juliemurphybooks.com

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Oh my goodness.  Thank you so very much everyone.  What's sad is I actually have some of these books.  Maybe tomorrow will be a better day and I will be able to think more clearly. 
#11 - February 03, 2014, 05:35 PM

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Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly are all written in first person too. It can be a really fun point of view depending on the main character.
#12 - February 04, 2014, 08:21 AM
"Every word must be an essential brushstroke, and every word must beg to be read aloud." - Ginger Gibson

http://www.johnbrushbooks.com/

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