My older boys (8 and 9 years old) have had their noses stuck in a book for the past week – heads down, pencils in hand.
The focus of their obsession is the Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Do-It Yourself Book.
I love books that provide prompts for journal writing, creative writing, or art activities. And this is a brilliant book for kids!
It is loaded with writing and drawing prompts that appeal to kids like “what’s in your brain?”, “predict your future”, “your dream home”, “make your own time capsule”, lists of most and least favourites, “your life as a superhero”, “your desert island picks”, and so on. There are opportunities to draw the end of comics, and also to create one’s own comics. Then, when the kids have finished all of the prompts, there are lots of blank pages at the end of the book to continue their writing and drawing. The book is probably aimed more at boys because there is the requisite amount of grossness that boys seem to enjoy.