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support the creativity of your child and create real results
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2020
If your child is creative and wants to show off some of that creativity, this is a good book for them to have and support that creativity. I wanted to always write when I was growing up, dreamed of being a writer and be published. So my mother would regularly give me journals a gift to support me writing down my ideas and then also show an interest in what I had written by offering to be my audience, if I wanted to read some of my notes to someone. This book is the equivalent of my mom for kids that want to go into graphic design and storytelling. The kids bring the artistic talent and the ideas for for a story and the book will do the rest. It walks the young author through the details of how to create a proper novel, such as how to decide how many panels each page should have and how to create proper closure. The young author is then provided with a listing of basic tools needed and then also how to show emotions and translate drawings into actions and thoughts as part of a story. The book then contains a lot of blank pages that can be used by the budding author to put down their story idea. I found this to be a good book for kids that are old enough to be able to work with minimal instruction. Because the book is for the most part, template for a comic or graphic novel. While there is a general introduction, the text itself is a small part of the book. So be not confused by the number of pages listed; most of the pages are blank and can be used to show the resulting graphic novel. Instructions are limited to less than 20 pages.
I received a free copy of the book from the publisher.