I Am Not a Copycat!
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
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Hugo Hippo and Bella Bird are best buddies—but that doesn’t mean they have to be exactly the same. Does it?
Hugo is feeling pretty unique. Bella wants to be unique, too—she wants to be unique exactly like Hugo! Hmmm. Maybe Bella doesn’t quite get “unique.” And how can Hugo be unique if Bella is copying everything he does?
Hugo and Bella find themselves in friendly face-off in this cheerful follow-up to I Don’t Want to Be a Pea, which Kirkus Reviews called a “charming story of compromise.” And whether you’ve been the copycat or the copycatted, you’ll identify with the simpatico pair’s search for distinction.
Ann Bonwill grew up in Maryland, surrounded by books. She started writing stories as soon as she could hold a crayon. The author of I Don’t Want to Be a Pea and I Am Not a Copycat!, Ann has lived in many places, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Frankfurt, Germany. She now lives in Virginia with her husband, young son, and a crazy Welsh corgi dog named Arthur.
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