Sunday, March 8, 2009

Think It Ink It Publishing Giveaway!!

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Think It Ink It Publishing provides story kits for children to write their own stories to professionally illustrated pictures. Their books provide only pictures that give a 'framework' for children to get their creative juices flowing and create a story that only they can tell using their imaginations. Each story is unique!

Our girls were thrilled beyond belief to get a creative story kit in the mail from Think It Ink It Publishing. Thrilled! After the package was ripped open (literally) we had to sit down immediately to look through the books and write their stories.

We received two creative writing story kits that each included 13 pages of wonderful illustrations for the girls to use as a launching pad for writing their own stories. Each kit also included:
  • a pencil
  • sticky note pad for rough drafts
  • creative writing tips
  • suggested vocabulary
Both of our girls jumped right into creating their own personal story. Words were flying so fast I had to pull out the laptop so I could type and keep up with all that they were saying. The illustrations gave them so many different options and choices on how to write their stories. They couldn't wait for me to copy what they wrote into their books. I was amazed at how much they wrote ~ and trust me, I have the hand cramps to prove how much they had to say!



Each story kit ($9.95) from Think It Ink It provides ample lines and room for your child (or you) to copy their story. They can first write it on the sticky notes provided with the kit and then write their final work onto the actual pages of the book. If you fall in love your child's masterpiece, you have the option of having the book made into a custom hardcover book ($29.95). It includes your child's name as the author, the story title, his/her photo, and a biography. You can also create a hardcover book online instead of using the initial story kit.

I am amazed at what these story kits brought out in our girls. They noticed details in the illustrations and weaved them into their stories. Several times they had to re-work their story lines because they realized things 'didn't make sense'. The story kits were almost as much for me as they were for them ~ watching the creativity flow was great! Most importantly though, they are so PROUD of what they created. They have been reading their stories over and over ~ and if you are interested in hearing them, there are several clips below of the girls reading their stories.

Think It Ink It has been generous in offering a FREE Creative Writing Story Kit for one lucky reader! All you need to do is check out their story kits and leave a comment here about which one you would choose for your child. The giveaway is open until Friday, March 13th at 8pm and I will announce the winner on Sunday the 15th. Please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you, otherwise I will draw another winner. If over 50 people enter, I will add an extra winner and two kits will be given away!

Their site also has some other great resources too: grade-level writing guidelines, links to favorite websites, writing tips for kids, and real stories that other children have written. Be sure to check out their great products ~ you won't be disappointed!

Here's a clip (about 5 minutes) of McKenna reading her book.



Here's a clip (about 4 minutes) of Laurianna reading the story she wrote.



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11 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That looks like such a novel idea (hahaha...I crack myself up). Seriously what a great way to inspire writing skills. We'd probably like the one with the girl on the front cover of the cat & dog on the front.

    Your girls did a great job on their stories.

    Joesette

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  2. Fun giveaway, Caleb loves making up stories. I think the one with the monkey would be right up his alley. Thanks for the chance! :)

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  3. While my children are still way too young for this, it would be amazing for my nephew. He is one of the most creative and funny people I know. I would choose the one with the boy and monkey on the cover.

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  4. What an ingenious idea!!! Elyse would have so much fun! I am going to say, any of them would make her a happy girl but would we would start with the monkey one.

    Amy

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  5. Thank you, think I've found an activity for all the kids this summer. I love the girl who is exploring the outdoors and the dog and cat.

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  6. I would totally go for the dog and cat cover. My kids love our pet dogs and their "pet" [stuffed animal] cats more than I ever imagined possible. Here for the first time via Scribbit -- your children are adorable.

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  7. Great idea! I think Christian would love it. Your girls did a great job. :)

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  8. My 3 y/o daughter is just now entering the stage where she loves to make up stories of her own. She would think this is GREAT. I'd choose the one with the girl and the bees on the front. Thanks for the chance to enter such a great giveaway!

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  9. We both know Charis would be all over that one. except she may want to write about princesses getting married. Are there pictures for that?!! Because, you know, there "needs" to be.

    eh. Who am I kidding. She'd draw her own in.

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  10. by the way, the one with the girl and the the bees on the cover. forgot to add that part. :)

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