Am I Yours? by Alix Latimer is a book I’ve found myself woundrously happy with. I picked it up primarily due to the fact that it reminded me a little of P. D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother? Since that was a book I was exceptionally fond of as a child, I couldn’t help being curious as to how the author of this one would manage the tale of a lost young one in search of his or her parents.
And I am happy to report that Am I Yours? did not disappoint. With a beautiful and lyrical rhyme scheme that has just about the most perfect flow, when an infant in an egg is lost, he repeatedly searches among the dinosaurs to determine whether or not they are his parents. You learn a bunch of dinosaur names along the way as they describe themselves to the creature in the egg to see if they match.
Alas, just as in Are You My Mother?, each new potential parent doesn’t seem to match the baby inside the egg. And so it is not until the sun begins to set and they are all able to see beyond the little shell to the young dinosaur inside in order to determine who the egg belongs to. And in perhaps one of the most heartwarming images I’ve seen, they all band together to return the little egg to his home.
I loved this story so much. I loved the song-like poetry that told the tale, the images, and the overall plot itself. It definitely brought me back to my own childhood and a book I read quite often at a young age. I would definitely suggest getting this book for your kids, especially if they love dinosaurs!
I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.