I Am Perfectly Designed
I Am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are, from Karamo Brown, the Culture Expert of Netflix's hit series Queer Eye. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.

I Am Perfectly Designed Details

TitleI Am Perfectly Designed
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 5th, 2019
PublisherHenry Holt
ISBN-139781250232212
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Family, Realistic Fiction, Fiction, Cultural

I Am Perfectly Designed Review

  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    A wonderful, beautifully illustrated children's book that is going to have a home in so many hearts regardless of whether or not it's an adage that has been done before.
  • Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    A great book celebrating the wonderful bond of father and son. Smooth, delightful read aloud book.
  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    There are too few books featuring dads and sons which are also diverse and inclusionary. This book celebrates how we are each perfectly designed the way we are. And... it showcases the bond between dads and sons.
  • Dannie Moore
    January 1, 1970
    Picked the book up based exclusively on the fact that it's Karamo. And was not even remotely disappointed. I can think of some parents who could use this story as a gift. Or really anyone.
  • Margaux
    January 1, 1970
    Did I know that Karamo had a picture books in the works??No. I did not. Just like every time we see him on Queer Eye, reading this book was like getting a warm hug from a friend. The story is written in two perspectives: Jason, Karamo's son, is the primary voice. He reminisces and his father responds in bold print with heartwarming affirmations.I loved the Easter egg of seeing The rest of the Fab 5 on the front and back pages of the book, in a crowd. I loved even more being able to read a Did I know that Karamo had a picture books in the works??No. I did not. Just like every time we see him on Queer Eye, reading this book was like getting a warm hug from a friend. The story is written in two perspectives: Jason, Karamo's son, is the primary voice. He reminisces and his father responds in bold print with heartwarming affirmations.I loved the Easter egg of seeing The rest of the Fab 5 on the front and back pages of the book, in a crowd. I loved even more being able to read a little bit of information on Karamo and Jason's relationship in their Author Bios in the back. 10 points to Gryffindor for being a beautifully inclusive book with characters and families of all backgrounds in the illustrations. It's so important for kids to see themselves in the books they read.
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  • Libra
    January 1, 1970
    This story glimpses back at a moment of time when a father and his son are walking in New York City. The son asks his father various questions about the future. It seems like he is wondering about what it will be like. You see other New Yorkers out and about. Everyone is smiling. The mood is happy. The text is positive and promotes self-assurance. However it's the wonderful and pleasing to the eyes illustrations that make this story worthwhile for me. Any parent can bring this story home to This story glimpses back at a moment of time when a father and his son are walking in New York City. The son asks his father various questions about the future. It seems like he is wondering about what it will be like. You see other New Yorkers out and about. Everyone is smiling. The mood is happy. The text is positive and promotes self-assurance. However it's the wonderful and pleasing to the eyes illustrations that make this story worthwhile for me. Any parent can bring this story home to their child and enjoy a quick and easy story time. Depending on the child, they may have questions of their own after reading. This book is especially great for those parents of color. This gives them more visibility in an medium that has been predominantly white. It's nice to see someone similar to yourself in a published book.
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  • Megan E
    January 1, 1970
    This is a perfect book for any classroom setting because it teaches students that no matter how they look they are perfect just the way they which is what all children need to know. At the end of the book it gives information about the author as well as a picture of his own family.
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  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    The back and forth conversation between a lad and his dad as they walk the city streets, and discuss all the things they have in common, and how even though things may seem different at times, they are both perfectly designed.
  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    This book is another great gift for sons this season. I like that the book can be read by two people & that it is a great way to remind parents/guardians & children that their children are perfectly & wonderfully made.
  • Krista
    January 1, 1970
    A beautiful book told from the point-of-view of the son about how his father always tells him he's perfectly designed. I like that is was told from the son's POV and that he was in dialogue with his father.
  • Dylan
    January 1, 1970
    Just attended a book event where Karamo and Jason read this aloud, so that upped my enjoyment.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    This book was absolutely DELIGHTFUL. The illustrations, the text, the message. So, so sweet.
  • Courtney Carson
    January 1, 1970
    Attended a book signing with Karamo and his son. They read the book out loud, discussed the process in writing, and did a Q&A. Love them, love the message this book illustrates for all ages.
  • Raven Black
    January 1, 1970
    The telling is unique but the "you are perfect as you" has been done. Fun, bright illustrations
  • Che
    January 1, 1970
    Illustration was amazing. Story, not so much.
  • Aaliyah
    January 1, 1970
    BRAVO! Such a beautiful book from the point of view of a African-American father and his son!
  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Every father needs to read this book to their sons. More importantly, every father needs to replicate this book with their sons (and daughters).
  • Austin Gullett
    January 1, 1970
    A great little book about the power and joy of a parent-child relationship and its potential to motivate and empower children.
  • Bethany
    January 1, 1970
    Loved the way this was written.A boy is talking to his dad through the whole book. Super cute and the pictures were beautiful, made the story even better ;)
  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    A sweet story about loving yourself and father/son bonding.
  • Annese
    January 1, 1970
    So cute!
  • Andy
    January 1, 1970
    I Am Perfectly Designed is an appropriate title for it is a perfectly designed book. Beautiful, important, valuable and poignant story.
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