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Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney
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Nov 03, 10

bookshelves: graphic-novels
Read in October, 2010

This book is a wonderful mentor text for 3rd graders! It gives short stories (in comic strip form) with characters that are recognizable over time. Then it gives a series of pictures with empty bubbles for kids to write in their own funny little stories. Then it gives empty boxes for kids to be completely creative. It asks kids to draw a floor plan of their room, then a floor plan for their dream house. It shows how to draw stick figures with expression and has them answer questions about themselves and their homes. It gives a list of funny rules that a 9 to 12 year old might wish for. Of course, this is followed by promts for kids to write their own rules with illustrations to match. I would get this book as a gift for any 3rd to 6th grader and maybe beyond. The only reason I would not give it to a child younger than that is the disgusting humor and the bathroom humor, for example, "The Fart Police." Jeff Kinney knows how to sell books! If you are familiar with this series, it is exactly what you expect it to be, a workbook version of his book broken into small segments rather than one on-going story.
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