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Macmillan Children's Book

Unstoppable Me

Author: Susan Verde; illustrated by Andrew Joyner

Unstoppable Me

Unstoppable Me


About This Book

A lyrical picture book about a little boy with boundless energy celebrates the exuberance of an active child.
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I am movement
Static electricity
Fueled by food
And powered by PLAY!

Unstoppable Me is about the sort of energetic child we all know and love — full of fun and play...and a bit exhausting! In this book, we see an unstoppable little boy, run, jump, and soar through his day. He takes a little time to refuel, then he's back at it—zooming and zipping around. From #1 New York Times bestselling author, Susan Verde, comes a poetic and joyful book about the celebration of an active child.

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



In The News

"This Everykid plays, loves, and laughs, affirming not just unstoppability, but an unapologetic love of self. Joyner's vivid colors give the book and text a feeling of energy and highlight the diversity of the characters on the pages . . . a delightful read-aloud that kids will enjoy and parents will get a chuckle out of as they see themselves in the book. Bound to provoke many cries of 'Again!'" —Kirkus Reviews

"Joyner’s exuberant illustrations capture the boy’s perpetual motion and zest for life. There is a definite need for books of this ilk, focusing on the wonderful, wacky, and super-charged lives of kinesthetic learners . . . Parents and teachers of “kids who just can’t sit still” like Verde's own (she provides an author’s note at the end explaining her perspective) will likely find humor and camaraderie in the story." —School Library Journal

"Joyner’s energetic cartoon artwork conveys the spirit of Verde’s words, showing the 'perpetual motion' of very young children . . . young readers will close this book feeling invigorated by the possibilities before them." —Publishers Weekly

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