Monday, June 27, 2011

Diary of an American Kid, Review + GIVEAWAY

Jumpstart your child's creativity this summer with the help of Diary of an American Kid!

Sleeping Bear Editor.
Diary of an American Kid.
June 2011.
Sleeping Bear Press.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.


One might expect a story similar to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series or Dork Diaries upon first seeing this book... however, what the reader finds may or may not be even better - to me, I found Diary of an American Kid to be an awesome, inspiring way to start children on the path to using their creativity this summer and to inspire a love of journaling for years to come.

This 128-page book becomes a keepsake for children by allowing them the creativity and freedom to include ideas, daydreams, thoughts and feelings, and doodles over the course of time. Some pages provide fun and creative writing prompts, while others provide room for drawing/doodling, while yet others still have children reflecting about their day. The book would be a perfect way to instill a love of journaling while providing children with just enough structure to get them started!

Learning/Reading Activity:
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
  • In a comment on this post, share with me your experience with journaling - were you a journal writer? How frequently? Do you still journal?
  • Be sure to leave an email address along with your comment.
  • Deadline to enter is Monday, July 4 at 11:59PM EST.
  • For an extra entry(or three) in SEPARATE comments:
    1. Become a subscriber/follower of my blog (+1)
    2. Follow me on Twitter - link on right! (+1)
    3. Blog about this giveaway on your own blog and leave a link (+1)
    4. Leave a tweet on your Twitter page and then leave a link (+1)
  • Contest is open to U.S. Residents only, sorry for any inconveniences!
  • Winner will be selected on Tuesday, July 5th and will receive a copy of Diary of an American Kid!




If you're interested in finding out more information about any of the books reviewed or if you'd like to purchase the books, click the cover image for a link to Amazon.com. I am an Amazon Affiliate, so any purchases you make after clicking these images will result in my receiving a small percentage of the sale price!

5 comments:

style='clear: both;' Lindsey said...

Hey Katie,

Sorry about leaving an unrelated comment, but I couldn't find an e-mail address for you on the blog, and I wanted to ask about a possible guest post. Please drop me an e-mail!

Thanks,

Lindsey

style='clear: both;' Staci said...

When I was younger, I journaled every day from the time I was 10 until maybe 15. But I can't say I've done it much recently at all. Thanks for the chance to enter. It looks like a book my son would love!
mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

style='clear: both;' Staci said...

I follow your blog.
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style='clear: both;' Staci said...

I follow you on Twitter @MommaStaciA. Thanks!
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style='clear: both;' wmmahaney said...

I am afraid that I was never much of a journal keeper. In fact, I never liked to write. Give me a book to read and I am happy, but please, please don't ask me to write. My husband is a journal keeper, and is trying to encourage our boys to do the same. This would be a great way for them to learn.
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net