I Write My Own Story: Animals by Nina Suess

15 Oct

itellmystorycoverI Write My Own Story: Animals

by Nina Suess

36 pages – ages 4+

Published by CreateSpace on April 25, 2013

Summary- This book is a collection of images of cute animals meant to inspire young kids to use their imagination and come up with their own stories! With a variety of settings, animals, and illustrations you can’t stop looking at, this book is sure to get a kid’s imagination going!

What I think- First off, the illustrations are incredible! LOOK:


used with permission

Aren’t they fabulous? I am in awe that the illustrations are in clay. I find that amazing. I love all of the little details, like the tiny Koala and the beach ball in the library above. I think that the pictures are very cute and can be very inspiring. I immediately thought “I wonder what book a monkey reads?” Every left page in this unique book has 4 questions on it about the image on the right page as story idea starters. Questions like: “What is this animal?” “What do you think will happen next?” “What is it doing?” I this will really get kids into using their imagination! I think this book can help everyone be creative in some way – inspiring them  with their artwork or writing, or just creative thinking.  I’ll be checking out more of Ms. Suess’ books!

I give this very creative book five out of five bookworms! fivebooks

To learn more about Ms. Suess and her books, please visit her website by clicking HERE.

24 Responses to “I Write My Own Story: Animals by Nina Suess”

  1. stanleyandkatrina October 15, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    How creative. We love clay illustrations. There is a picture book called “Brown Cow, Green Grass, Yellow Mellow Sun”, that has been one of our favorites since Neighbor Girl was quite young – completely made with Sculpey. I know we would love this one. The Monkey is incredible.
    ~Cool Mom


  2. clarbojahn October 15, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    I love books inspiring kids to use their imaginations. And especially to write their own stories. My friend and mentor wrote an award winning book called “Storee Wryter” that I did a blog post on once which does just that.

    This sounds like it is the same kind of book idea. Cool! 🙂


  3. Patricia Tilton October 15, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Such a creative book to encourage imagination among children. I really like that it encourages kids to tell the story.


  4. Catherine Johnson October 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Nevermind paint then, let’s get the play dough out 😉 This looks awesome!


  5. writersideup October 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    The illustrations ARE beautiful, Erik 🙂 And I can’t help but wonder if “Seuss” is her real name! lol


  6. Genevieve Petrillo October 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    I love this creative book for creative kids. Plus I wish I could eat the clay monkey.

    Love and licks,


    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      Ummm… Cupcake? I don’t think clay monkeys are that tasty… But you ARE a dog… 😉


  7. readingwithrhythm October 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    Wow! What a great idea!! And those pictures are sooo cool. I love stuff like that!


  8. Michelle Isenhoff October 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Love the clay!


  9. KidLitReviews October 17, 2013 at 1:53 am #

    The clay illustrations look great.


  10. Myra GB November 7, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Nice name: Suess! And yes, I agree with you, the clay illustrations look awesome.


  11. hailie January 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    I want to write books I’m 10


    • writersideup January 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

      Hailie, if you want to write books, it’s great you want to start now ’cause it takes a long time to be a good writer. What you MUST do is read, read, read a LOT ’cause that’s how you also learn what good (and bad) writing is. You get to know what it takes to write different types of stories. And also, learn as much about HOW to write as you can. Always be willing to learn more and more and more about writing to improve your craft. Have fun!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

      I hope you do! I would love to read them! 🙂


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