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Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit

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Encourage your young author's imagination and creativity with the illuStory Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit. This kit lets your child write, illustrate and publish his or her very own full-color, professionally typeset hardcover book using the included, ready-to-use book pages or create his or her book online. He or she can choose between seven different cover styles, and an "About the Author" feature on the back cover highlights your child’s accomplishment and helps foster a sense of pride.

Product Highlights

  • Kids can create their own characters, plot and illustrations
  • Helps develop your child's writing skills while encouraging his or her creativity
  • Choice of seven different cover styles
  • He or she will receive a full-color, professionally typeset 7" x 9" hardcover book
  • "About the Author" feature on the back cover lets your child feel a sense of pride and accomplishment
  • Book can be created online
  • Includes instructions, 18 book pages, cover pages, washable markers, story web planners, a prepaid envelope for mailing in materials for production
  • Additional copies can be ordered online for friends or relatives

What's Included

  • 18 book pages
  • Cover pages
  • Washable markers
  • Story web planners
  • Prepaid envelope
  • Instructions
Make it your own
Your child can show his or her creative side with this kit, which helps him or her to write, illustrate and publish his or her very own professionally typeset hardcover book!
Sense of pride
Your young author creates the characters and the plot and chooses all the details in the story. An "About the Author" feature on the back cover highlights his or her accomplishments.
Jam packed
This kit comes with 18 book pages, cover pages, washable markers, story web planners, a prepaid envelope and instructions.

Product Description


  • 2010 WTS 5 Star Certified

  • 2009 iParentling Media Award

  • 2009 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award

  • Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit - Make your child a published author! Write and illustrate a story using the materials provided in the kit and mail in for publishing with the pre-paid envelope included; or make it entirely online using Creation by Yous online, book-making tool which is specially designed for kids! Instructions provided to help plan your story. Receive back a real professionally typeset, hardbound book that includes a title, dedication, and an authors biography page!

    Additional Info

    148339

    CC4BBF2C

    736212900011

    IKR-U

    0.9 pounds

    12.7 x 10.3 x 2.1

    How to Get It


    • This item can be shipped to the entire United States including Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. territories including Puerto Rico
    • This item can also be shipped to APO/FPO addresses and to P.O. Boxes in all 50 states


    • This item may be shipped via Standard Shipping, Expedited Shipping or Express Shipping
    • Please Note: Some addresses are eligible for Standard Shipping only (APO/FPO, P.O. Boxes, U.S. Territories and Puerto Rico)

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    • This item is sold online only (not sold in stores)
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    Average Customer Rating:

    by PowerReviews
    Creations by YouIllustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit
     
    4.4

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Creative (6)
    • Fun (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fun with kids (6)
      • Art (5)
      • Educational (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes (6), No (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7)

      Most Helpful Positive Review

       

      love this kit!

      My daughter who is 5 came up with her own story line (about unicorns) and drew all the pics. We mailed in the kit, and a few weeks later, a lovely bound...Read complete review

      My daughter who is 5 came up with her own story line (about unicorns) and drew all the pics. We mailed in the kit, and a few weeks later, a lovely bound book with her story arrived. She absolutely loved it and was very proud of her creation. I will for sure be buying her more of these kits in the future.

      VS

      Most Helpful Critical Review

       

      Customer Service is horrible!

      I do not have the book yet. It is late in arriving.

      I do not have the book yet. It is late in arriving.

      Reviewed by 23 customers

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      4.0

      Great product for both art and education

      By sewsewbusy

      from ohio

      About Me Quality Oriented

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative
      • Fun
      • Great Rainy Day Activity

      Cons

      • Time For Finished Product

      Best Uses

      • Art
      • Fun With Kids
      • School
      • Self Expression

      Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

      This is a great rainy day or too hot out activity. I love that it reinforces artistic expression plus educational basics with writing skills. My kids love doing their own books and letting their imaginations run wild. its really a 2fer since you have the fun of doing the activity then you send it off for production and then you get the surprise finished product later. Also it becomes an additional book in the home library.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Customer Service is horrible!

      By Tom the teacher

      from New Jersey

      About Me Educator

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

            I do not have the book yet. It is late in arriving.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Don't waste your time..

            By Kristen

            from Illinois

            About Me Value Oriented

            Pros

            • Fun
            • Glides Smoothly
            • Good Color Variety

            Cons

            • Didn't Receive It Back
            • Runs Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Art
            • Fun With Kids
            • Waste Time And Throw Away

            Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

            The product itself was fine.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            love this kit!

            By Lisa

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creative
            • Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Art
              • Fun With Kids

              Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

              My daughter who is 5 came up with her own story line (about unicorns) and drew all the pics. We mailed in the kit, and a few weeks later, a lovely bound book with her story arrived. She absolutely loved it and was very proud of her creation. I will for sure be buying her more of these kits in the future.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              best use of childs time

              By dixoncashcow

              from Buffalo,New York

              About Me Quality Oriented

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Art
                • Fun With Kids
                • School

                Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

                child very excited to get for christmas but has not attempted it yet. i look forward to the creative way he will use this.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                May Be Too Young for Older Kids

                By Aron

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

                      I read the reviews. I knew my 9 year old likes to write and illustrate stories. But she opened the present, saw the "little" kids on the cover, and immediately put it aside. "Too babyish" were her words. I showed her how she could use the kit; I explained it didn't matter that the kids on the cover were younger than her. This may be my daughter's fault, or mine for not expecting the "too babyish" reaction. So - know your child.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great gift idea!

                      By vtgsmom

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Creative
                      • Fun
                      • Keepsake

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fun With Kids
                        • Great gift

                        Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

                        My son received this and started his first book a few months before his 6th birthday. We took our time when he was "in the mood" and had patience. The book came out amazing! I love that we have captured his drawings and hand writing forever. We made additional books for gifts and he was able to dedicate the books to each recipient. He's now almost 8 and wants to be an author. We love it!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product!

                        By Grandma

                        from Kentucky

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Creative
                        • Fun

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Art
                          • Fun With Kids

                          Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

                          Wonderful idea for kids who enjoy writing! My granddaughter was very exicited when she got this. Looking forward to when she gets her book!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          Comment on this review

                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          great gift idea

                          By scott

                          from kcmo

                          About Me Everyday Reader

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Educational
                              • Entertainment

                              Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

                              Our oldest daughter had one of these when she was younger and we still have the book. This year we got one for our youngest daughter and she is very excited to write her own story. I think this is one of the best gift ideas out there for creative youngsters. I would definitely recommend it to others

                              Comment on this review

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Very Creative

                              By Momma

                              from North Pole, AK

                              About Me Casual Reader

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Follow
                              • Informative

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Educational
                                • Entertainment

                                Comments about Creations by You Illustory - Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Kit:

                                I was impressed with what was in the box. My daughter was really excited to get this as a gift. The only thing that was not advertised was that you draw and write your book on the sheets provided and then send the pages out to a plant to have them bound in a hard bound book. It is really cool and you can also purchase additional copies for grandparents of your childs lastest creation.

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