Dr. Seuss strikes again! We are a family that loves the silly rhythmic rhymes of Dr. Seuss. My Book about Me by Dr. Seuss and Roy McKie delights young children with silliness and engages their attention by asking thought provoking questions about their life that makes them unique and special.
I gave it to my four-year-old and she was quite taken by the fact she can actually write in a book. We are treating this work like a memory book and can track the changes in our life as the years go on. This book is also great for kids with basic reading and writing skills as they can fill in the blanks all on their own.
Be sure to get this book new, otherwise you run the risk of having someone else’s writing in it! There are pages upon pages of fun silly questions as well as some more reflective, thought-provoking ones. I like the element of active investigation into one’s life, this book teaches different ways to quantify certain elements within the child’s environment.
My favorite part of the book are the “get-up-and-go” questions that encourage the kids to walk (jump or run!) around their house counting and quantifying various items. We made it a hunt within the house to find all the answers.
As you read along, it is easy to encourage simple reading skills by leading the child through the sentence. Each statement is illustrated with a matching picture that provides visual clues. There are plenty of easy to read, beginner sight words which can be practiced. Read though these pages as a “fill-in-the-blank” activity and enjoy this book for years to come!