Cameron You're a Big Mouse Now - by RM Morrissey
Today is Cameron's birthday and it starts off as the best day ever! Little did Cameron know that today would end up being a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs. Join Cameron on their little birthday-adventure as they try to be independent from their mum, encounter challenges, and discover what it means to be just a little bit older.
A note to the reader - Cameron doesn't use the pronouns he or she. Instead, Cameron wants their family and friends to call them by they or them. You see, all around you, there are people who are boys, and people who are girls. But there are also people, just like Cameron, who don't feel that they are a girl or a boy. It doesn't make them any different for you or your family. Instead, just like you, it makes them happy to express and be loved for who they are inside.
My son and I really enjoyed this book. It has a great classic feel to it. There is wonderfully done rhyming and repetition through the book to help the reader along. I have never come across a book that excludes “he” or “she” on purpose and I thought it was really nice for people who don’t identify as either. The story has a classic adventure of the young mouse Cameron who goes off on his own because he thinks he’s all grown up now. He will face some challenges and soon finds out that maybe he isn’t grown up enough. Definitely check this book out as it has everything you would look for in a children’s book. Great story, rhyming, repetition, characters, and quality illustrations.
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