10-year-old R. came home from a playdate and visit to Barnes & Noble recently with a terrific new book: Rachel Kempster and Meg Leder’s The Big Me, Little You Book (thank you to her friend M. and mom E. for this treat). It is one of the best interactive books I’ve seen for kids in a long time. Designed to be filled out by a child (“Little You”) and an older friend, relative, or caregiver (“Big Me”), it’s a hefty paperback chock full of prompts, questions, and activities to help you learn more about each other, using everything from quizzes about your favorite things (Vanilla or chocolate? Beach or mountain?) to “pick-me-up” pages where you write what you love about the other person. It’s a great activity to do with your child, or for him or her to do with a favorite aunt, uncle, grandparent, or babysitter. Needless to say, you’ll get a chuckle out of some of the answers (see below R’s answers to “What Would You Rather Be”?):
Buy The Big Me, Little You Book for $11.29 at Amazon.com.