By: Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie

Illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Published: March 1, 2018

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company


In our era of smartphones, tablets and social media it seems even the youngest of toddlers knows how to take a “selfie”. Parents are posting videos of their children being silly and sharing “snaps” of them playing dress up or singing along to their favorite song. This book shares the silliness of documenting our child’s every move from their perspective.

Kiely is famous….or she assumes she must be. The paparazzi (her parents) follow her everywhere with a camera and she can go online and see her “movies”. Her privacy is invaded during dinner and even bath time! But, she has a big show coming up, so she needs to look her best. She walks down the red carpet to perform at her Grandpa’s birthday party. Even though it may not have gone as planned, she is still a star!

As you can see in the trailer below, the illustrations are adorable. Kiely’s personality shines on the page and her outfits and expressions are perfect for the story.

This is such a fun story and one that kids can relate to! Adults will get a kick out of the parents in the story and will likely be able to identify themselves in one of the situations. Of course, we all think our kids are special, but maybe this will remind parents that not every second of their child’s life needs to be documented and shared. At least, everyone will have a laugh!

Check out the book trailer:

Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie
Source – Carl Kerridge Photography

Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie are sisters. Tara previously owned a kids’ toy and bookstore in Atlanta. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and three sons. Becky was a casting producer for reality TV shows, including NBC’s America’s Got Talent, ABC’s Extreme Makeover, and E!’s The Simple Life in Los Angeles. She now lives in Chicago. To learn more about Tara and Becky, and to download an activity kit, check out their website, HERE.  

Twitter: @T_Luebbe and @B_Cattie

Instagram: TaraLuebbe

Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is the acclaimed illustrator of A Day with Parkinson’s by A. Hultquist. She lives in Amsterdam with her family.

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  1. bermudaonion on April 29, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    I loved this book, too – it was so true to life and fun!

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