I Am I

I Am I Two small boys in warrior garb peer at each other across a deserted landscape Each is suspicious of the other each is proud and boastful And so an argument breaks out that grows bigger and bigger un

  • Title: I Am I
  • Author: Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
  • ISBN: 9781596430549
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Two small boys in warrior garb peer at each other across a deserted landscape Each is suspicious of the other each is proud and boastful And so, an argument breaks out that grows bigger and bigger, until it threatens to consume them and everything around them In this unusual book words take flight, morph into birds, race down gullies and flood the page I Am I is a memTwo small boys in warrior garb peer at each other across a deserted landscape Each is suspicious of the other each is proud and boastful And so, an argument breaks out that grows bigger and bigger, until it threatens to consume them and everything around them In this unusual book words take flight, morph into birds, race down gullies and flood the page I Am I is a memorable and stimulating mediation on the power of imagination and the power of words and a visual tour de force by a gifted author and artist.

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    About " Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick "

  • Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

    I m a Dubliner living in Wicklow and I ve been making picturebooks for nearly thirty years and now I write novels too.My husband, Michael Emberley, also writes and illustrates children s books, as does his dad, Ed Emberley, and his sister, Rebecca Emberley We blog at thebelugasarewatchingMy Facebook pages are facebook pages Marie dfacebook pages Timeca

  • 389 Comments

  • This book was weird and confusing! I thought it would be an encouraging book, however it turns out to be a story with no real plot and some harsh words for a children's book in my perspective. The pictures dont' really make sense, however maybe it could be interpreted differently. I would not recommend sharing this book in a classroom.


  • I Am I is a book about the power of words, how even simple words can become destructive. The words become a barrier between the 2 boys by becoming the barbed wire on both sides of the river banks. The river finally bursts with the emotional power of these words and a desert forms. The crying of the boys turns to rain that sofens the soil. Beautiful flowers begin to grow and the boys make peace with each other. This book by foreign author Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is out of print. The last page te [...]


  • This curious little picture book packs considerable depth and a complex message about the senselessness of war. The harsh, selfish words of two children transform themselves into barbed wire and a fire-breathing dragon and cause chaos that kills their beautiful things. In the end, they mourn the result of their cruel, combative words and can be seen sitting in a formation that mimics the Choctaw river symbol.This is a picture book that is excellent for use in discussion about war. Pair with The [...]


  • This curious little picture book packs considerable depth and a complex message about the senselessness of war. The harsh, selfish words of two children transform themselves into barbed wire and a fire-breathing dragon and cause chaos that kills their beautiful things. In the end, they mourn the result of their cruel, combative words and can be seen sitting in a formation that mimics the Choctaw river symbol.This is a picture book that is excellent for use in discussion about war. Pair with The [...]


  • I thought the book would be good,about individuality. Yet the book is very hard to follow. It must a one of those literally genius book that ionly smart people understand.I did not like the book.It seems like a battle book between boy with blue hair and boy with red hair. The though that they were the best til their fighting destoryed what they loved. They apologized for it and rain brought back there beloved plants and such. The they were friends since they look like neightbors. Weird book.


  • Two small boys in warrior garb peer at each other across a deserted landscape. Each is suspicious of the other; each is proud and boastful. And so, an argument breaks out that grows bigger and bigger, until it threatens to consume them and everything around them.In this unusual book words take flight, morph into birds, race down gullies and flood the page. I Am I is a memorable and stimulating mediation on the power of imagination and the power of words--and a visual tour de force by a gifted au [...]


  • I am I is a good book. I would recommend this book to younger students. What really caught my eye about this book was the artwork. I like to draw, doodle, paint and I like a lot of colors so the reason why I really like this book was because of the artwork. I liked the colors combined and how the pictures turned out. The book was super easy to read and I think that any of the younger kids could read it so that's a plus.


  • I found this book hard to follow. I "got it" but I still am not sure I would want to read it again or recommend widely. I would recommend this book to slightly older children who can understand the concept of blind prejudice, but young enough to not feel like they are reading a little kids book (as there is little text, and the children pictured seem to be about 4 or so). I could see recommending this book to a child grappling with the specific issue the book presents (hate).


  • I Am I is one of those books where you don't know what is going on at first. This book starts out with a little boy alone claiming that he is king of everything he sees. Then it's destroyed and he starts to hate it. But then come to find out there is another kid who is on this island or whatever I Am I. The pictures are so well drawn and colors and words flow well together. Great for a kid going to Kindergarten or 1st.


  • Drawing inspiration and legend from the Choctaw, a Native American tribe, I Am I , this story of two little boys shows us that people of different cultures can get along even though their beliefs may not be the same. Written with few words and illustrations that speak volumes, Fitzpatrick has given adults food for thought and kids a way to speak and understand that even though diverse, we are really all the same.


  • This story was a little hard to follow at first. Once I read the inside front cover, I went back and read the story again. It made much more sense the second time through. Cute story about conflict between young friends.


  • A conceptual book that seems to demonstrate the power of words. It makes me think of all the stuff going around about the law of attraction and speaking positively. But, still it's a very coolly illustrated book. :)


  • I LOVE this book. A visual parable about two boys who devolve into an argument that destroys their world. The poppies in the illustrations make it excellent for primary students in Remembrance Day.


  • Many pictures and few words. Two friends think their imagination creats the best things until they get into a fight. Great to use for inferring.



  • This is a very unique book and unlike most that are typically seen within the classroom. It is very powerful and memorable and uses very strong uses of images.


  • Not a fan of this one. The message is a good one, but it is delivered in a manner that is way to ambiguous for small children to understand. I also have a problem with the way the characters/setting are portrayed. The setting seems to be some sort of savanna or outback, I would guess either in Africa or Australia somewhere. But if that is the case, the kids need to be a lot darker-skinned. I also don't like how they are presented as tribal/primitive and they just want to boast and hurt each othe [...]


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