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THE beloved classic that helps kids write (and draw) a book all about themselves—with a little help from Dr. Seuss!
This classic hardcover activity book written by Dr. Seuss and illustrated by Roy McKie encourages children to write and draw their own biographies. With a mix of serious (and seriously silly!) “Yes” and “No” questions; fill-in-the-blanks; images to complete, and simple writing activities, My Book About Me, By ME, Myself is an ideal gift for elementary school children and one so one can transform a cherished keepsake for parents.
One of the most titles for the more youthful crowd in the Beginners Books series, My Book About Me has an bizarre interactive twist–you’re making it up as you go along. On each page there is something new to complete, from “I weigh ___ pounds” to “My teeth. I counted them. I have ___ up top. I have ___ downstairs.” It is a simple idea, but with a surprising amount of educational value–getting children to name their home country, to recognize and draw in the color of their own eyes, learn their telephone number and address, to name favorite clothes, foods, and colors, and more. In spite of everything, there is a two-page spread where each owner of the book can write his or her own story. Illustrator Roy McKie’s style is halfway between the P.D. Eastman of Are You My Mother and the mainstream Seuss of Cat in the Hat and Thidwick: The Big-Hearted Moose. (Ages 4 to 8) –Richard Farr