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Kids Fiction 781
Awesome Kids Non-fiction
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
‘I Am Lucille Ball’ tells the story of how little Lucy overcame many obstacles to become the legend that she is today. She lost her father as a young child and she is sent to live with relatives who did not appreciate her sense of humor. She is told over and over, by her grandmother, that women are not funny. This did not deter her. She pushed on. Eventually she helped change the way women are looked at in show business and how show business is run in general.
Good Points
I’ve loved Lucy since I was a kid (see what I did there). Lucy’s antics never failed to make me laugh. When you think about it, its amazing that a show made 65 years ago is still entertaining and hilarious. When I need a good laugh, the ‘freezer episode’ (where Lucy and Ethel buy a side of beef not realizing its half a cow), the ‘candy making’ episode, or the ‘Vitameatavegamin’, never let me down.
I was super excited to run across this ‘I Am Lucille Ball’ edition of the ‘Ordinary People Change the World Series’. My son is very silly and funny and sometimes he gets in trouble for it. I thought this would be a perfect book for him to relate to.
The premise of the whole series of ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ is to show that despite obstacles in one’s life it is possible to do extraordinary things. That ordinary people make a difference everyday.
The photos were super cute, making the characters look like child versions of the real people. The prose was also easy to read and written in fun graphic novel form.
I loved this book. It helps kids who are different understand that sometimes being different can be an advantage. I can’t wait to order and read more of ‘The Ordinary People’ series. Now I’m off to watch the ‘freezer episode’.
five-stars
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