Kathy DeZarn Beynette: When I Am Not Myself
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with dust jacket
48 pages with 23 color paintings and 19 drawings, each paired with a short poem
Written and illustrated by Kathy DeZarn Beynette
Size: 7 x 7 in.
Fabulously fun artist Kathy DeZarn Beynette is back with another children’s book of paintings and poems compassionately connecting humans with a menagerie of Earth’s creatures. In When I Am Not Myself, Beynette presents original sketches alongside her finished works in a fascinating and educational look into the creative process. Accompanied by gentle and playful tales, these paintings highlight special predicaments and traits across the animal world. With each page, the author transforms her passion for animals, art, and the written word into charming lessons to show how we are all connected, no matter how different we may seem.
When I am a Shrimp / I already know / That I’m very tiny / So don’t tell me so.
When I am a Zebra / My stripes look OK, / But I’d like to try / Wearing checks for one day.
When I am Myself / (as I have been since birth), / I’m a little bit like / Most creatures on Earth.