For Little Friends

By Lori Stevens


My Book of Remembrance

“We’re all a family. I am yours and you are mine … through all eternity” (Children’s Songbook, page 94.)
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    Aunt Jennie sent me a scrapbook for my birthday. The cover is red with “My Book of Remembrance” written on the front in big blue letters. Inside, the pages are thick and gray.

  2. 2.

    I decided to put the supplies I needed to work on my scrapbook in a shoe box. I soon had the box filled with markers, crayons, stickers, scissors, glue, and tape.

  3. 3.

    Mom is going to help me fill my book with things about me. She said that when I have filled this book, she will buy me another one!

  4. 4.

    For the first page I glued a photo of me and signed my name below it. Then I wrote, “My eyes are green. My hair is brown. I am six years old.”

  5. 5.

    On the next page, I glued a special letter from Grandma. It is the first letter that I have ever received.

  6. 6.

    Last month I wrote my dad a poem for Father’s Day. Then I colored purple flowers all around it. Dad said it was OK to glue it in my book.

  7. 7.

    On another page, I drew pictures of my mom, dad, brother, cat, and me. I added a photo of the whole family and wrote, “We are a family.”

  8. 8.

    Mom helped me find a picture of the Portland Oregon Temple to glue in my book. I want everyone to know that we are a forever family.

  9. 9.

    I drew a picture of my house and my favorite climbing tree. I also wrote my address and phone number on the page.

  10. 10.

    If you read my book of remembrance, you will learn lots of things about me. You can fill a scrapbook with things about you, too. When people read it, they will learn about your history!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Mark Robison and Anne Robison

[photo] Portland temple photo by Elden L. Read

A Book about Me

To make a book about yourself, you will need: 6 pieces of white paper and 1 piece of colored construction paper, each 8 1/2″ x 11″ (21.6 cm x 28 cm); 3′ (.9 m) length of yarn or narrow ribbon; scissors; glue; crayons; and/or colored markers and pencils.

  1. 1.

    Neatly stack the papers with the colored one on the bottom. Fold the papers in half with the colored piece on the top and bottom (see illustration).

  2. 2.

    Wrap the yarn or ribbon around the fold and tie a bow on the outside of the book (see illustration).

  3. 3.

    Cut out the title, A Book about Me, on this page; glue it on the book cover and write your name in the white box.

  4. 4.

    Some things that could be included in your book: a self-portrait or photograph of yourself, including age, height, weight; a drawing of a birthday cake with your birth date and birthplace; outlines of your hand and foot; a drawing of your home, including address and telephone number; drawings of family members and pets, including their names; your testimony of the Church; things about Primary; pages showing special events, learned skills, or vacations, etc. (See also “My Book of Remembrance,” pages 16–17.) Just use your imagination! Note: If you run out of pages, just remove the yarn or ribbon, add more folded white paper to the center of your book, and put the yarn or ribbon back on, and tie a new bow. Or, make A Book about Me, volume 2!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Mark Robison

Brown Cows

1 can (12 ounces/355 ml) cold root beer

1 1/2 cups cold milk

Stir together the root beer and milk and serve immediately. Makes 2–3 servings.