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Monday, November 8, 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE YOUR LIFE IN COMICS: 100 THINGS FOR GUYS TO WRITE AND DRAW BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY (*CLOSED*)

What's more fun for tween guys than reading comics? Making their own. Your Life in Comics lets boys ages 9-13 do just that.

Rather than provide the story, this interactive book for guys allows them to decide what happens by using words and drawings of their creation. Some of the activities include completed comics where boys can dictate what happens through dialogue. Others encourage them to draw comic strips. Freestyle activities let guys personalize the book in fun ways.

Based on Free Spirit favorite 100 Things Guys Need to Know, this do-it-yourself comic book will get boys thinking about important topics in their lives, including family, friends, school, health, and the future.

Features of the book include:

*High-interest graphic-novel-style illustrations
*Fun writing and drawing activities that can engage for hours
*Exercises and prompts that let guys explore thoughts and attitudes
*Chronicling of tween years that can become a treasured keepsake
*Web extensions pointing the way to fun, interactive online resources

Comics, boy books, and graphic novels for reluctant readers have helped parents and educators engage more tween guys in reading. Your Life in Comics does this and goes a step furthur, providing boys with a forum for thinking about what's important to them and celebrating who they are.

"Great kick start for reluctant writers, this make-your-own take on comic books will appeal to tweens - boys and girls, and never mind the title... With oh-so-right topics - such as music, texting, and school lockers - the book offers lots of cool links for online exploration, too".

"Creativity is an impression of one's own experiences. Your Life in Comics: 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw is a book aimed at younger school-aged boys to help them gain a grasp on their own world through the avenue of comics. A workbook with blank words to help readers put their own thoughts and creativity into perspective, Your Life in Comics may prove to be quite the motivator for many young comic fans.

"Parents will love Your Life in Comics because it encourages boys to think about their lives, get things down on paper, and be creative. Boys will love this book because it's a lot of fun!"

"Bill Zimmerman does a great job stimulating the mind of a young boy.

Two Mother of 1 Princess and 2 Princes readers will win a copy of Your Life In Comics: 100 Things For Guys to Write and Draw.

MANDATORY: (To Enter FIRST YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG) Visit Free Spirit and tell me another book that your child would love to have.

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Open to U.S. Giveaway ends November 21, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winner will be selected at random.org and notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. GOOD LUCK!

26 comments:

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  11. I looked through the site but honestly this book is a stand out. Love of comics has spread to another generation so this is the only one they'd get into... but would hit it hard. Maybe a 2nd copy of it if the first one is good.

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  15. "Going Blue" is my book of choice!

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  16. I like Too Old for THis, Too Young for That.
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  22. My daughter would like the Middle School Confidential series.

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  23. Too Old for This, Too Young for That! book. Thanks!

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  24. Don't Behave Like You Live in a Cave! My kids need a hint ;)

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