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Not Me

Not Me

by Elise Gravel

ISBN 9781443181747 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.333" x 11.307" | Ages 3 to 8
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Who made this mess?

When dad asks who left socks all over the place, a brother and sister insist that it was “Not Me.”

Dad is quite sure the kids are not telling the truth, until he is introduced to the actual Not Me, a creature who in turn accuses Not True, who exposes the real sock bandit, the ever-complaining Not Fair!

Parents and caregivers will appreciate this highly relatable book that manages to slyly address the blaming and excuse-making that often happens, while focusing on the humour of the situation.

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  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2020
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2020
  • Short-listed, Joan Betty Stuchner - Oy Vey! - Funniest Children's Book Award, 2020


Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer) - Éditions Scholastic
  • French (excl. N. Amer.) - Nathan Jeunesse

Selling Points

  • Both parents and kids will laugh at this unexpected take on a common sibling protestation.
  • Features a diverse family and parenting from a very relatable dad.
  • Gravel’s signature wit infuses both story and illustrations.


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Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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