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Today I’m a lucky duck as I get to do two things I love the most, read books and make books.
Today’s treasure of a find is Making Books with Kids: 25 Paper Projects to fold, sew, paste,pop, and draw by Esther K Smith. Esther wrote one of my all time favorite “crafting” books called Magic Books and Paper Toys.” My word this family had hours of enjoyment out of that one. It’s still in a prominent place on my bookshelf.
Making Books with Kids doesn’t disappoint……This book is so well done! With more than 25 kid-friendly projects including book design, POP-UP BOOKS, book-binding, illustrations to go along with your stories, and end decorating papers, Making Books with Kids will bring hours upon hours of enjoyment to the entire family, classroom, library afternoon.
Making Books with Kids uses bright colors, really easy to follow instructions, no let me rephrase that, illustrated step-by-step instructions that guide reader and adult alike through the creation of beautiful books.
There are loads of examples. Some by kids and others by very well known book artists. Is what becomes very clear is that each book becomes the vision of the maker. Each one unique unto itself. This book greatly encourages each person to create in their own individual style.
This book is a great way to spend an afternoon and equally perfect for classroom use to enhance your academic curriculum.
Grab your copy of this delightful book here. Wishing you many happy books making moments.
A huge thank-you to Quarry Books an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group for providing a review copy. Some of these links are affiliate links.
Dragons Are Real by Valarie Budayr
What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myth, and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if I told you that Dragons are indeed REAL and that they are different than you’ve ever imagined?
Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats?
Dragons are Real by Valarie Budayr, with illustrations by Michael Welply is a 1st place Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner and has been named Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. As readers turn the pages of this amusing read, they will learn the REAL truth about a dragon. They will discover that the fiercest of beasts in known history can actually make the best of friends. It’s a lesson in finding companionship in the most unusual of places Grab a copy on Amazon.