Your Life in Comics: 100 things for Guys to Write and Draw by Bill Zimmerman
The gist of it:
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.ut
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 further, providing boys with a forum for thinking about what’s important to them and celebrating who they are.
One of the things I love most about my 12 year old son, Ethan, is his humor. He keeps me laughing. Before Ethan could even read, he was attracted to the comic section of the newspaper. Now that he is a pre-teen, his interest
in comics have grown.
Reading is not Ethan’s most favorite thing in the world unless it is comic books. Author, Bill Zimmerman, does a great job stimulating the mind of a young boy. The thing I like most about Your Life in Comics, is it gives Ethan a chance to not only express himself but, it gives him a way to open up about the things that are going on in his life.
Ethan especially likes the practical joke section of the book!
Mr. Zimmerman, the author of Your Life in Comics: 100 things for Guys to Write and Draw About has offered copies of the book for 2 lucky Coupon Dad Readers!
Now for the Details:
The giveaway will end at midnight CST on Saturday, October 2nd. I will draw the two winners using random.org and notify them early in the week by email (make sure to give a good email address when leaving the comment). The winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.
To Enter: (Main required, then up to 3 more entry opportunities)
For the main entry, leave a comment telling me your (or that special young man in your life) favorite comic! My favorite is Calvin and Hobbs.
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* A free sample of this product was given to me for review purposes. This had no bearing on the review and all comments are my opinion and not that of the manufacturer’s.