I Want to Be Somebody New!

I Want to Be Somebody New!

By Robert Lopshire

Random House Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780394876160, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2009

Description

Spot, the beloved hero of Put Me in the Zoo, is back in another Beginner Book classic. When Spot grows tired of doing tricks in the circus, he decides to turn into another animal. But what kind? An elephant? An elephant is too big. A giraffe? A giraffe is too tall. How about a mouse? Can Spot’s friends help him see that the very best thing to be is himself? I Want to Be Somebody New! is a spot-on tale of individuality and friendship.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

"Spot changes from elephant to giraffe to mouse, trying to find a new identity, but discovers that every animal shape has its drawbacks. This intelligent, cheerful sequel, with its simple rhyming text, lives up to the reputation of its predecessor."--Publishers Weekly. 



About the Author
Kin Platt, the author of several novels for young adults, lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Robert Lopshire is author-illustrator of I Am Better Than You!, an Early I Can Read Book(r), as well as several other children's books. He lives in Wilmington, DE.



Praise For I Want to Be Somebody New!

“This intelligent, cheerful sequel, with its simple rhyming text, lives up to the reputation of its predecessor.”—Publishers Weekly