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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Think It Ink It Publishing Giveaway!!

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.

Just wanted to pass along a little something that is Working for Me!


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  • Loved their stories! They both did such a great job. :-) I especially liked the "bzzz bzzz" - thought that was cute!

    By Blogger Michelle Gibson, At March 9, 2009 at 12:32 AM  

  • this looks like it would be so much fun. I am not sure that I could pick a favorite but I think that my dd would like the one with the little red guy.

    By Blogger kelli, At March 9, 2009 at 2:45 AM  

  • I like the little red guy too! I can already see the story unfolding in my head let alone my kids!

    By Blogger Heidi, At March 9, 2009 at 8:37 AM  

  • My daughter is crazy about cats and dogs, so I would get her that one. These books look great.

    By Blogger The girl who painted trees, At March 9, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

  • What an incredible gift!! These would be so much fun! I think I like the one about the girl. My little girl could come up with all kinds of stories!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    By Blogger Becky W., At March 9, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

  • With all my animal lovers, it would have to be the one about the dog and the cat.

    If...I mean, *when*...I win, you can contact me through my blog. ;-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 9, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

  • Nik would LOVE the cat and dog book. We sort of do this at home with copy paper making books, but she would love to have one to write about the pictures to create her own. You can contact me through my blog, or Kristy J.


    By Blogger Tracey, At March 9, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

  • I love this idea! We are big into all kinds of stories, but especially OUR stories. Rev. 12:11 says by the words of our testimonies AND the blood of the lamb, our enemy is defeated! So, i would pick one that my daughter would be able to tell her story! Love your blog and all your great ideas!

    By Blogger Mark, At March 9, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

  • I've had fun looking at your blog, and the books are such a neat idea! I enjoyed looking at them all, but if I had to choose for my children...
    12 y/o - girl
    8 y/o - boy and monkey
    6 y/o - cat and dog
    3 y/o - cat and dog
    2 y/o - cat and dog

    And you can contact me through my blog or . Thanks!

    By Blogger Unknown, At March 9, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

  • I like the dog and cat one.

    By Blogger KR, At March 9, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

  • What a great idea! My favorite for my son would be the cat and dog book--he loves animals!

    By Blogger Dottie, At March 9, 2009 at 9:58 PM  

  • Ok, I finally had time to go look at the books. If we win the dog/cat one will be a huge hit here!

    Thanks for posting about these - they look great!!! Your girls are adorable!!!!

    Blessings and grace,

    By Blogger Unknown, At March 9, 2009 at 10:24 PM  

  • These are great. My daughter would love the dog and cat 13 page book

    yzgirl4 at verizon dot net

    By Blogger YZgirl4, At March 9, 2009 at 11:30 PM  

  • what a neat giveaway! thanks for the opportunity & sharing your neat ideas. I would have to choose the one with the little girl. thanks again! ali (

    By Blogger McNabb Clan, At March 10, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

  • I like the cat and dog one best. Thanks.

    By Blogger techyone, At March 10, 2009 at 1:01 AM  

  • Really cute idea! My son would choose the dog and cat story.

    By Blogger DJ, At March 10, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

  • How cool! My ds would enjoy the story with the bees, but my animal loving daughter would love the one with the dog and cat. Thanks.

    By Blogger Edwena, At March 11, 2009 at 12:37 PM  

  • My daughter would love the one with the girl and the bees. She loves to explore...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 11, 2009 at 4:28 PM  

  • I would order the dog and cat one for my son. He already has some knowledge about them from having a dog so I think it would be a good jumping point for him. He'd be able to put together his prior knowledge with his writing skills.


    By Blogger kimmymp, At March 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

  • I like the Work Monkey kit

    By Blogger Kimberly Gail, At March 11, 2009 at 6:04 PM  

  • I'd love to enter :) My oldest DD is constantly writing stories and would love the cat and dog kit.

    SeekingHim @ gmail dot com


    By Blogger Sarah, At March 11, 2009 at 8:36 PM  

  • My daughter would love the monkey one or the dog and cat one. She loves animals, and I know that she would have fun with either! Thank you so much for the giveaway and for sharing this wonderful company with us!

    By Blogger sallyanne03, At March 12, 2009 at 11:26 AM  

  • My boys would love the cat and dog book. Thanks for sharing your blog.

    By Blogger mom2boys030507, At March 12, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

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