by Nikki Grimes
Children who are overweight tend to live such lonely lives, often feeling unloved, or that they don’t matter. I wanted to write a poem that would remind them that they are loved for who they are inside, and to their loved ones, they are absolutely perfect.
New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, the novels Jazmin’s Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books). Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.