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My Book About Me Hardcover – September 12, 1969


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 90L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (September 12, 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394800931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394800936
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the titles for the younger crowd in the Beginners Books series, My Book About Me has an unusual interactive twist--you make it up as you go along. On each page there's something new to complete, from "I weigh ___ pounds" to "My teeth. I counted them. I have ___ up top. I have ___ downstairs." It's 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. Finally, there's 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

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Illus. in full color. Encourages children to find out about themselves, while having fun writing and drawing their own biographies.  

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It's a really fun book for kids!!
Patty
It helps to give this book to a child when he or she will shortly be returning home because the book asks you to count windows, doors, forks, & faucets in the house.
--corinne--
Both my 5 and 6 year old daughter and son love having their own copy to fill out.
C. Lawrence

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Wilson on November 8, 2000
Format: Hardcover
My older son got this book as a gift several years ago, and my youngest son was reading it this morning and wants one of his own. I'm so glad I found it! It's sort of like a baby book the kids can fill out for themselves. Some of the things the kids fill in are "my hair is ________" and I live in a (city, suburb, town, etc.) And it's all in the wonderful prose of Dr. Seuss. Then they can draw pictures on some pages and color already-drawn pictures on others. I've enjoyed looking back at some of the things my now-eleven-year-old said when he was five! I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to give their young children the opportunity to create a memory book for themselves for their growing up years. It's great!
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By --corinne-- on November 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What better way to involve your children in reading books than to have them fill out a book of short funny questions about themselves? I bought this for my niece when she was able to write her alphabet & check boxes. All her relatives had fun asking her questions & helping her fill it out. Her grandpa drove her around his small town to get signatures from a neighbor, a relative, a postman, a man over 6 feet tall, a man with a moustache, etc. I found out what her favorite friends, colors, foods & pets are. She answered how she acted when she got mad & how bad she felt afterwards (she added several exclamation points after checking that box). : ) She drew a picture of a bird & named it after her little sister.

It helps to give this book to a child when he or she will shortly be returning home because the book asks you to count windows, doors, forks, & faucets in the house. (It helps practice counting, too.) It's not really a rhyming book in the expected Dr. Seuss sense, but it has a nice mixture of questions, boxes to check, & pages to draw. As a hardbound book it makes a great keepsake. I'd unequivocally recommend it to anyone.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By L. Winn on June 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I found a copy of this book that was given and done by my hubby when he was a little boy. It is so cute to look back on. I loved it so much, I had to look it up for my 2 children. I found it and now my 9 year old son has one, my 7 year old daughter has one and I have ordered one for my little baby on the way. It is a family tradition with us. We love it and it is fun to run around the house and to talk with your child to fill out the pages of this memory book!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 17, 1996
Format: Hardcover
My daughter received this book as a gift for her 5th
Birthday. One year later it is chocked full of information
about her. Each page requires the child to write or draw
things about their house, school, friends, family, clothes,
food, toys, etc. I am surprised by the LOW cost of this
treasure. It is a great activity book for any age child and
once it's completed, it provides on-going entertainment. I
wish I had this book when I was a child! It makes a great
gift for any occasion!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 18, 2000
Format: Hardcover
When I married my husband I inherited this book. It was given to him for his 9th birthday in 1970. I have enjoyed showing it to people and we all laugh over the answers he put down all those years ago! I now give it as gifts to friends and family. It builds self asteem and inspires creative thinking! Some day our daughter will have her own edition on the shelf next to Daddy's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 23, 1997
Format: Hardcover
I DID receive a Book About Me when I was 6 years old. I have kept it with me through 5 moves across several states, and it still thrills me to look and remember. My older sister helped me with some of the drawing which brings back wonderful memories of our work together. Now I share this "antique' with my son who is 6 himself. He loves reading about Mom like she was years ago. I have waited until he is old enough to be able, not only to do the drawings and other activities, but to appreciate the memories himself. I highly recommend this book to any parent. I also highly recommend holding on to it for the parent your child will become
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dimple on January 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I am so happy that this book is still being printed! I still like to flip through mine and see what I wrote as my favorite song was when I was 6, how many freckles I had, etc... I urge any parent to buy this book for their children-- It creates the greatest memories and it is also fun for the kids.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By G. Hansen on November 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My six year old daughter found my copy of this book that I filled in in 1969. She loves reading about how tall Mommy was at her age, what my favorite color was at her age, and she can even see just how big my hands and feet were. This book has "bridged" an age gap for us and provided lots of giggles. Now she will have her own book to fill in and share with her child someday!
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