As soon as I seen a kit called IlluStory, I immediately thought of my nephew, Elijah. His Mom is home schooling him and his sister and I thought this would be a great project that she could work with him on.
The kit is complete and is well worth the $19.99 in my opinion. Elijah will be able to color and draw pictures with the 10 washable markers that is included in the box, he will do this on the 14 pages that is included – and will even be able to do a front and back cover. Once the story is complete there is a prepaid envelope inside so my sister can mail his book in to be “published”. What will Elijah get back? A professionally bound, full colored book. Along with this I am almost certain he will carry a round a pride from having his book published and maybe the inspiration to write again and strive to go further with his writing. Who knows.
Here is more about IlluStory and Lulu Jr
Authors as young as 4 years-old can now get their own publishing deal thanks to the new IlluStory Junior kits from Lulu Jr. ™, the children’s division of self-publishing leader Lulu.com.
With the new IlluStory Junior (MSRP $19.99, for ages 4-8), early readers, young writers and artists are introduced to creative storytelling. IlluStory Junior comes with everything a child needs to write and draw their own, original story. Then, after the imagination and illustration are ready, the original manuscript is submitted to Lulu, where a full-color, professionally bound 14-page paperback book is professionally published at no extra cost.
The IlluStory Junior kit includes 14 book pages, two cover pages, 10 washable markers, instructions, book redemption form, a prepaid envelope to mail in completed pages and one professionally printed, full-color 5.5” x 8.5” paperback book.
IlluStory Junior is the perfect introduction to hands-on creativity and storytelling, and it makes learning easy because it’s fun. IlluStory Junior allows children to build their self-confidence in these skills through the joy of holding their first published book and sharing it with family and friends. When a child writes a book they can develop a sense of pride that can endure for a lifetime!
About Lulu Jr.
Lulu Jr. allows children to become published authors while encouraging creativity, strengthening literacy and building self-esteem. The Lulu Jr. product line helps children realize their potential as authors and artists. Lulu Jr. supports teachers with education programs that give free tools to encourage the development of students’ literacy. Lulu Jr. has been recognized by the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) gold award, SheKnows Parents’ Choice awards, Creative Child Magazine Toy of the Year, Academic’s Choice Brain Toy award and more with over 20 awards that recognize unique products that parents can trust to enrich their children’s lives. For more information, please visit www.lulujr.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Lulu Jr. is a division of Lulu.com.
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