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Author Topic: A good gift for a 10yr old: Wreck This Journal  (Read 156 times)
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« on: Today at 09:13:44 AM »

I recently stumbled across this and bought it for my 10 year old niece, and she is really getting a kick out of it:

"Wreck This Journal" by Keri Smith.


Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities and to fill the pages of the book (or destroy them). Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts--poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more--in order to experience the true creative process. With Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making..

I think she really got a kick out of how subversive the book is, telling you to do all the things to a book that you are never supposed to do (stomp on it, take it into the shower, etc.)

Highly recommended.
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« Reply #1 on: Today at 11:47:31 AM »

Thanks for the tip mouser!
I have a few nephews and nieces that would surely enjoy - sounds like a book I'd enjoy myself even smiley

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