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IlluStory Book Kit

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  • Creative Child Magazine - Toy of the Year: Activity Kits

  • Dr Toy

  • Oppenheim

  • Parent''s Choice

  • IlluStory is a multi-award winning kit that lets you write and illustrate your very own professionally typeset, hardbound book! The IlluStory kit includes markers and special book pages for creating an original story that is mailed to the publisher in the postpaid envelope provided. Each book features up to 12 pages with 20 typeset words, and includes a Title page, Dedication page and a special "About-the-Author" page. The author's name, book title and illustration are laminated onto the cover. You have your choice of six cover colors to choose from. Additional reproductions and rush service are optional. The IlluStory kit now offers an Internet production option that includes online drawing tools and allows for more words per page, a choice of font styles and colors, and faster delivery times at no extra cost. IlluStory has won many prestigious awards such as the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award; Dr. Toy Best Toy Award; Parents' Choice Classic Award and the Family Life's Best Learning Toy Award.

    Additional Info

    367958

    FDBA323F

    736212100015

    1RR

    0.9 pounds

    12.5 x 10.1 x 1.7

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    Average Customer Rating:

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    Creations by YouIlluStory Book Kit
     
    4.7

    (based on 27 reviews)

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Cons

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    Best Uses

    • Art (4)
    • School (4)
    • Fun with kids (3)
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      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    Warning: Requires IMAGINATION/EFFORT

    This product isn't ONLY for 'artistic' or 'creative' children. If you have a child who dislikes writing or drawing, it may be a great way to help bring out their inner...Read complete review

    This product isn't ONLY for 'artistic' or 'creative' children. If you have a child who dislikes writing or drawing, it may be a great way to help bring out their inner creativity. I have kids who are both 'artsy' and not, and I believe having the promise of a real book at the end of the journey may make a child more willing to put the effort and imagination into creating a unique story (rather than a regurgitation of the latest episode of this week's favorite TV show). To the mom who was 'disappointed' there weren't prefabricated illustrations: I'm THRILLED there AREN'T any -- that defeats the whole point of the exercise -- which is to MAKE something out of nothing, to use one's own skills to create. PLEASE don't dim your child's spirit by making him/her think he/she needs to have a 'beautiful' book -- it's beautiful because he/she took the time to make it. Hopefully, with you.

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    Not Worth the trouble

    Despite all the good reviews, we did not enjoy this product. We have been doing this for 3 hours now and are only on page 4 of 12. The markers are HORRIBLE! They...Read complete review

    Despite all the good reviews, we did not enjoy this product. We have been doing this for 3 hours now and are only on page 4 of 12. The markers are HORRIBLE! They dried out on page 1 and are garbage. They need to include markers that work! Also, they tips of the markers are so thick that it's hard for kids to draw anything...they drew people and couldn't add facial features because the marker tips are too big! If I'm going to pay this much for something, I'd expect the markers to at least last until we are done. Everybody got so frustrated w/ it that we decided to put it away and try to finish it at another time. That means we have to go out and buy additional markers to be able to complete it! Also, they dont tell you that there are additional fees on the box...you don't find out until you open it. I'd rather just buy construction paper and let the kids draw and make the books ourselves!

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    5.0

    looking forward to using!

    By Mommy of two

    from Knoxville,TN

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

    This looks great and we're looking forward to using it. I'd like to know more specifics on the additional cost it will be to have the book made, if anyone has completed process and can share.

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    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    What a great educational item for kids!

    By Too busy to shop

    from Texas

    About Me Quality Oriented

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      Best Uses

      • Art
      • Fun With Kids
      • School

      Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

      My kids are really looking for to their own hardback book that they wrote.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      IlluStory

      By L. Maloney

      from Hawaii

      Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

      LOVE THIS IDEA!! My daughter has already published her 1st book with Illustory and keeps asking for more. It's a great way to have your child put together her thoughts on an event, subject, etc and put on paper, illustrate it with pictures and get a "Real" book mailed back to her. She's already shared it with her classmates and teacher. I highly recommend this!

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      5.0

      Next Best Selling Young Author

      By B. Snavely "Happy Grandma"

      from Michigan

      Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

      My Grandson Brendan, loves to write , and has already won one 'Young Authors" award at age 7. He opened this gift Christmas eve, and amidst all the bedlam that accompanies Christmas Eve At Grandmas , He got out the pens and pages and began making up a story right there and then. He absolutely loved this gift.

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      5.0

      Love this product!!!

      By J. Williamson

      from CO

      Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

      I can't say enough good things about Illustory. We first used this last year with my oldest and the book he made is adorable. I love that it is hard bound just like a regular book is. This year, my oldest and middle child each did a book and they had so much fun making it. We love it!

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      5.0

      A Wonderful Way to Get Kids to Write

      By E. V. Jones

      from New Hudson, Michigan

      Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

      This was such a wonderful product. My son had written a story and illustrated most of the pictures. He had difficulty drawing people but we were able to use their website to generate pictures of people for his story. We were also able to use his drawings by scanning them onto the computer then up load them to the website. It was fast, quick and extremely easy. Their website takes you step by step with the process. The best part is when the hard cover book arrived and my son was proud of his accomplishments. This product encourages kids to be creative. Kids get to practice their writting skills (captilizations, punctuation, tenses) and art skills.

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      5.0

      I love it!!

      By Lian Taylor, LMFT, Psy D"

      from Tucson, AZ

      Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

      We bought the first of these for our son when he was 3 1/2 and helped him create his first book. He loved it and would read it to us daily. He's five now and has 'created' 5 additional books (this time without our help). He loves this and has decided that he's going to become a writer when he grows up (after he becomes a pilot). As a result of creating the ILLUSTORY books, he's started keeping a journal (which we thought was a big endeavor for a 5 year old- but he's managing to write in it every day about the perils of kindergarten, of course!) Kudos to the makers of this product for keeping children educationally entertained!!

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      5.0

      Great gift of kids of any age

      By M. Genot "Mom of 5"

      from Sylvania, Ohio

      Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

      I love this product. I have bought 2 in the past and loved them. It's a great gift to give and the child you give it to has a treasure forever. It shows the creativity of the child. Love, love, love this book.

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      5.0

      Inspiring for Young Authors

      By Lori

      from Ypsilanti, MI

      Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

      We bought this for my son, who loves to write books of his own. When he received the finished version of this book, he was so proud and wanted to write more books. The finished product makes a great gift for grandparents and other loved ones. It also inspires a love of reading and writing in children. What a wonderful do-it-yourself project for children!!!

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      A GREAT gift idea!!!!

      By K.M. Reed

      from Upstate New York

      Comments about Creations by You IlluStory Book Kit:

      I purchased this for my niece as she was born on my Mother's birthday. Madison is going to write the book and call it : "Grandma's Present" ~ and it will be about HER being born on her Grandma's Birthday! So, it's not only a gift for Maddy, it will be a re-gift from Maddy to her Grandmother! I think this gives a child a wonderful opportunity to not only use their imagination writing the story ~ but to illustrate the story and see their own work in print! Now, how cool is THAT!?

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