Sometimes it can be hard to find just the right gift for the boy in your life. If you have a boy on your Holiday Shopping list who loves comics, likes to write and draw – do we ever have a gift idea for you!
Your Life in Comics: 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw came out in August of this year and for only $9.99, you can give a cool and unique gift that is completely unexpected. This book is perfect for boys ages 9 to 13 and it will definitely spark some creativity. Instead of giving them a book with the story already written, they decide the plot by using their own words and drawings. Great idea isn’t it?
We gave our 11 year old son a copy and it was an instant winner. As a kid, he loves the idea of creating his own comic book and as parent, we love the creativity it sparks. Give the gift of reading and creativity to the tween boy on your list!
Here’s some more information about the book: (Giveaway info below!)
Building on the Free Spirit favorite 100 THINGS GUYS NEED TO KNOW, this do-it-yourself comic book can be a source of fun that also gets boys thinking about important topics in their lives, including family, friends, school, health, and the future. The book can be used independently or for reading, writing, or behavioral support, whether in school, youth groups, or as part of a home library.
YOUR LIFE IN COMICS includes completed comics where boys can dictate what happens through dialogue—an ideal way to express thoughts that might be difficult to verbalize. Other activities encourage guys to draw full comic strips, and freestyle activities let them personalize the book. Boys can use the unique format simply for lighthearted artistic efforts or for more meaningful and personal expression, similar to a journal.
Features of YOUR LIFE IN COMICS include:
• Graphic-novel-style illustrations
• Fun drawing and writing activities that can engage for hours
• Exercises and prompts that encourage guys to explore thoughts and attitudes
• Chronicling of tween years that can become a treasured keepsake
• Website 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 further, providing boys with a forum for thinking about what’s important to them and celebrating who they are. “What kind of stuff will you write about in this book? It’s up to you,” explains Zimmerman to guys who pick up the book. “Some of the pages are funny and some are serious. One quality all the pages share is that they are
incomplete. They need your imagination to be finished.”
ToyXplosion has one copy of Your Life in Comics: 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw to giveaway. Here’s how to enter and the rules:
- Leave a comment on this feature
- Contest open to U.S. residents only
- Contest ends on November 27th