Monday, November 8, 2010


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.

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The idea behind HINT is simple: pure water, nature's original refreshment, accented with a hint of natural flavor. No sugar, no artificial sweeteners: HINT is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juice and other sweetened drinks and it tastes great.

I loved this product it doesn't have that odd 'candy' flavor most fruit based water do. Delightful taste, even the kids thought that it made good popsicles, great no calorie treat, and wonderful flavor.

A very slight flavor as the name indicates. Just a hint of flavor. It has a good smell. I like that it is not carbonated. As you can tell, I love this water can't recommend it highly enough.

Here are the flavors I got to review. Yum! :)

Mango Grapefruit -This is one of the nicest Hint's we've tried, as the mango lends a sweetness to the water that definitely alleviates "water fatigue" without becoming overwhelming or countering its thirst-quenching ability. That said, there's really no grapefruit taste and if you're looking for anything beyond a "hint" of mango you'd best look elsewhere.
Strawberry Kiwi - Although this might not be sweet enough to attract the youngsters there's definitely a nice taste of both strawberry and lime in this beverage.

Pomegranate Tangerine - This is easy our favorite Hint flavor, as the great smell and essence of pomegranate is infused so as to impart just the barest taste of the fruit's sweetness to the water. The clear, fruity label is also a pleasure to look at, but the tangerine that it promises really isn't present in the mix.
Raspberry Lime - This is a well-executed essence water, with a raspberry taste and smell that is throughly infused into the liquid, although it tends to wash out the lime a bit.
Watermelon - The watermelon flavor of Hint works quite well, which can certainly be attributed to the light level of sweetness that watermelon has in its natural form.
Visit HINT to learn of all their flavors and to order online. The flavors they have come in Cucumber, Raspberry-Lime, Blackberry, Honeydew-Hibiscus, Mango-Grapefruit, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Watermelon, Lime, Strawberry-Kiwi and Pear.

HINT is a pure healthy water lightly infused with natural flavors. Unsweetened. Lightly flavored. No calories.


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