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My Book about Me by Me Myself

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  1,637 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
Illus. in full color. Encourages children to find out about themselves,
while having fun writing and drawing their own biographies.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published September 12th 1969 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published September 12th 1968)
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Archit Ojha
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Book About Me by ME Myself offers kids to write their own book/journal. Kids learn about themselves, what they like and what not. Amazing way of exploring. The book is what it speaks.
Jason Koivu
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Half book, half journal and one whole lotta AWESOME!

My Book About Me is what it says it is, a book in which the reader is the subject. That is the perfect concept for its target audience's age: approximately 5 to 10. For that is a time of great inner reflection in a child's life….in other words, kids are narcissistic at that age. The world is all about them and here's a book that proves it!

I had one of these semi-silly, semi-serious books when I was about 8 and loved fulfilling the tasks (Draw
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trisha
May 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My copy has an amazingly cute picture of me on the cover.

My father drew the pictures for me because I did not want it to look sloppy.

When I was nine, I went back through and crossed out my old answers to replace them with more mature responses.

Figuring out how many steps I had to take to reach certain destinations really stressed me out. Also, my eyes change color, and I was upset that there was no option for that.
Helen S.
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I've recently begun the project of organizing my library, and had forgotten I filled this out many years ago. Reflecting upon my childhood, recalling distant memories--it's such a wonderful experience. I plan to buy this for my own daughter, and let her enjoy it and experience it as well. Dr. Seuss is truly making an impact on young people and adults still, and will continue to do so for a long time to come!
Mungo
Feb 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this when I was in pre-K and had it all filled out. Everything you ever wanted to know about me was there, my full biography (well up to pre-K at least). Then, SOMEONE, decided that it was no longer a book about me, it was a book about them and erased everything and put her own details inside...

It's ok, she made it up to me and bought me a new one, like 3 years ago, but that's cool...
Sarah
May 01, 2008 rated it liked it
I think four of the five kids in my family had a copy of this, myself included. It is fun to look back and see what we entered in the blank spaces. Similar to a diary, this book has space for children to enter information about themselves. Includes vital stats, number of teeth, preferences, hair color, etc. Of course, since this is Dr. Seuss, a comical air runs throught the text.
Korey
Apr 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone. little kids, parents of little kids.
This book is awesome. I filled mine out when I was 3 or 4, and it's pretty great. Apparently I used to have crazy blue hair and would never ever eat birdseed. My only warning is, don't go back and fill-in/change answers when you're 9 or 10, because they're decidedly less funny. This will end up being a family treasure.
Cornelius
Dec 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
I love this book. I would use this book in the classroom to help children explain who they are by describing their height, how many teeth they have, how much they weigh, what their hear looks like, the color of their eyes, etc. The book helps children to describe their own wonderful self. I would use it in a kindergarten classroom.
Lisa
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other
My parents still have this book-- first filled in by my older brother, then 10 year later by me, and 20 years later still by my nephew. Children fill it in with facts about themselves, but it's different than just height or favorite color; I remember it asking me to count my freckles! It's pretty precious.
Mary
Jul 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Perfect for not only keeping a memory of a moment in a child's life to look back on fondly, but also wonderfully self-centered! If I could do one a year I would since I am still the center of the world in my own mind. Wonderfully interactive.
Adrielle
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A gift for my son on his 5th birthday. He has so enjoyed getting to write and draw in this book and we aren't even close to finished with it yet!
Heather
Jun 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
I LOVED this when I was a kid. I still have the copy I filled out!
Tyler
Mar 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
I totally had this book and filled it out. Ah, the memories!
Janice
Mar 24, 2009 added it
a book for your child to fill out, nice to do and keep for memories
Steven Daviau
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: literacy-class
i really liked this book because it challenges the student to learn more about him/her self and discover things they may not have know about themselves.
Jamie Gender
Mar 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book kept me and my sister busy for hours when we were little, trying to find the number of windows in our house, ect.
Barbara Hill
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book for my children and their cousins. I thought it was great. I think the perfect age is around 7 when they are first reading. I can still see my son standing at the mailbox so many years ago waiting to get the mailman's autograph. And the mailman responding with, "you want my autograph? " both of them were delighted.
When I was blessed with grandchildren, I gave them their Daddy's book to read which both parent and child enjoyed. And then for my granddaughter's 7th birthday, I g
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Tracy Poff
This is an activity book. The reader is encourage to fill in the pages with information about himself (or herself), from "I am ____ feet, ____ inches tall." to "There are ____ forks in my house.", plus things to draw, and two lined pages on which to write a story. Very fun book. It's still in print (of course, since it's a Dr. Seuss book), so you can still get a nice, fresh copy of your own to deface (can you tell I don't like writing in books?). Recommended for young children.
Ashley Exford
This book is a great book for younger children. It is a great activity book that encourages young children to draw and write their own biographies. This book would be a book I would want my students to read and then have a fun activity to go with it. I loved reading Dr, Seuss books when I was younger, but I do not remember this specific one. I thought it was a great book to read and also help kids find themselves.
Haley Gawel
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think this book is an awesome way to bring up social issues while getting to fill out your own experiences and pictures within the book on provided pages. This book is really interactive and allows the children to engage in the reading, while getting to know more about themselves. I would recommend it for possibly second grade. This book is itself a learning tool and I would recommend it to any teacher.
Samantha
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A do-it-yourself autobiography! Prompts are genius, many of them one-of-a-kind such as counting how many buttons are on the clothes in your wardrobe or cataloging the fixtures in the house from the mirrors to the pictures hanging on the wall.

I LOVED that librarian was included on the list of possible careers on the I Want to Be a _________ When I Grow Up page. This is a perfect gift book and one that celebrates the things that make kids individuals! Well done!
Kimberly
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a present for my 6th birthday. Boy, did I have loads of fun answering all the questions... and unfortunately in my childish naivety, scratching out those answers and writing new ones in later years. Still, it is a great book that I still enjoy looking at from time to time today, decades later.
Monica
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, gift-ideas
This is a great book for kids learning to write and older. Most pages have questions with choices the child can circle, x, etc. so they don't have to be too advanced in writing to enjoy.

There are a couple of weird pages, but it's mostly something g a child would treasure because they would fill it in with their own story.
Sara Parker
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, nonfiction
Best book ever! I loved this thing as a kid. There's a whole lot of activities to do, from drawing to writing down fun information to running around the house to count windows. I was always a creative child, and this just encouraged me further to pursue that gift. I'm sure the less creative children would love it too though; there's something for everyone inside. I still have my copy!
Kim
Mar 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Probably the first autobiographical book I filled out. I wish I still had my copy from when I was younger. It's a great book for kids between the ages of 7 and 10 to write and then keep for looking back at when they get older.
Meaghan
Mar 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone with young children
Great for kids! I had a lot of fun filling this out, and I look back with fond memories. It's a great idea to let your child fill it out on their own, though you can always help. Encourage them to draw their own pictures inside.
April
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful!

Dr. Seuss is always brilliant! His stories and rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading!
Jennie
Jan 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
i got this book as a Christmas present. OK, obviously it's a kid's book, but it's quite adorable and you might be surprised how much fun a 28 year old woman can have filling it out. oooooo... i'm a co-author.....
Nia King
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a great way to introduce students to one another. Giving them a chance to write a story about themselves is fun and give children a chance to be themselves because the book is about them individually.
Sarah
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference, nostalgia
"I hit someone, YES. I kicked someone, YES. I pulled hair, YES. I'm sorry I did it, NO!" This what my sister and I say whenever we see this book. The illustrations are so good. It is a perfect activity book for the kid who is always bored.
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