I Love Being Me!

by Kathy Elstad & Illustrated by Felicia Whaley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/14/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781480814493
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781480814509

About the Book

Sometimes it’s hard being different or so, Polka Dottie, a long legged turtle, thought!  I Love Being Me is the delightful tale of how Polka Dottie discovered, with the help of her new friends, Flicker and Hawk, to celebrate her uniqueness and embrace her Pizzazz!  


Every one of us has this uniqueness—we have our own Pizzazz.  Let’s celebrate these wonderful differences—just like Polka Dottie and her friends :)

About the Author


Kathy Elstad loves to use bits and pieces of her life in her writing. Polka Dottie came from playing Barbies with her granddaughters, Brooke and Lauren. When they played Barbies, Kathy always used a Barbie with a long, white dress and black polka dots. She named her Miss Polka Dottie. So when Kathy was creating a girl, long legged turtle, it was not surprising that Miss Polka Dottie popped into her mind. And so, Polka Dottie came to be! Writing is so much fun! Kathy treasures “Barbie time” with Lauren, Brooke and Miss Polka Dottie! Life is Good :)



Felicia Whaley is an illustration and design student at the Illinois Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently working on her bachelors degree. She resides in Oak Park, Illinois with her daughter, Harmonie.