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Make Your Own Calendar 2007

Illustrated by Steve Haskamp

      This calendar offers kids stickers, coloring pages, and big spaces to draw their own picture to represent each month. Drawing, coloring, and stickers - what more could a kid want? My six-year-old daughter was delighted when we tore open the plastic to begin "making her own" calendar. She loved the stickers but was a bit disgruntled that some days had more than one sticker that could be used to mark it - and there was only space for one. Plus, once you add a sticker to a box, the box is full, effectively meaning you cannot make notes of those important things that might pop up like appointments or lessons. Also, the stickers are a loose sheet that are likely to be lost long before you get them all stuck on, especially since some are meant to be stuck on AFTER events like "go to playground" and "met a new friend" and "worst day at school" (we are using two big paperclips to hold them to the last page of the calendar, but Iím dubious about how long that will last.) The drawing spot was well received until I told my daughter you had to use crayons, not markers (markers will bleed through the pages), but for kids who love to color (there are lively drawings around each page to be colored) and draw with crayons - this calendar offers hours of entertainment.

The Book

Little, Brown and Company
August 2006
Softbound Saddle-stapled Calendar
Nonfiction / Calendar - Age Level: Ages 4+
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2006
NOTE: Reviewer Jan Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
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