Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Kid Lit: Me: A Compendium

I received this book for free from the publisher. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Published on August 23, 2016.

Goodreads Summary:
Inventive, hilarious and joyously colorful, this fill-in journal was designed to help kids capture nearly everything that’s uniquely rad about them. With design-savvy, yet completely kid-friendly illustrations, they’re asked to draw or write about a bunch of interesting things — like what their hair looks like, what their band name would be, what they’d bring to outer space, and how they feel about lightning, lizards and pickles. There may or may not be a place for super-secret stuff inside the book jacket. Whether kids complete their entire compendium on a rainy day, or finish it over a year, it’ll become a treasure to look back on and smile.

My Thoughts:
This book is awesome! It's a journal of sorts. First of all, the child can decorate the cover with a picture of himself (or herself). My son had a blast drawing himself. I especially love the teeth!

He was sad he didn't have a peach marker/pencil to color his skin.

The inside of the book is full of prompts for kids to record their likes, dislikes, favorites, etc. My brother had Dr. Seuss' My Book All About Me when he was little, and I was always so jealous that I didn't have one. This book is very much the same. It's perfect for kids who know how to read, but are still young enough to need the prompts to help their imaginations go wild.

That says, "Marty McFly." He drew his Back to the Future shirt.

This book will make the perfect Christmas present (in fact I've already bought it for my niece and nephew). It will keep kids entertained on long car rides or plane rides or at home. I know we'll be traveling with our copy this holiday season. 

Those ice cream scoops are all chocolate - Christopher's favorite!

In addition to being a fun activity for kids, it's also a great keepsake. Writing in a book is a very special experience, but having the record of their interests, handwriting, and drawings for year to come is why I was sad I never had a book like this, and it's why I'm so happy to have this book now for my son. I can't wait to see what he thinks at age 16 about "I love you" being his favorite thing to say.

My Rating: 5 stars

On the blog last year...

Painting: Before and After


  1. Just purchased for a Christmas gift for my daughter. Thanks!