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I am so excited about this personalized Father’s Day gift I have been working on with my kiddos! While I was walking the aisles of the New York Stationery Show I came across a little gem of a booth called Compendium. Umm, yes, their books are A-Mah-Zing! The Story Lines series aren’t just books they are more like activities. I love projects that are keepsakes, crafts, and drawings all in one neat little package! I want to show all of you what we are working on inside this wonderful book. Compendium is also sponsoring a GIVEAWAY of 2 books each to 3 lucky readers. So read on to enter!
You can purchase this book directly from Compendium by visiting this link: Story Lines: Dad Can Do Anything (Illustrate Your Own Book) And when you visit the Live-Inspired website to purchase don’t forget to check out the Story Lines Gallery. “It’s an inspiring and creative place to see, share, and admire artwork from kids just like you.”
Although I am not showing it photographed here, the paper jacket that the book arrives with should be removed and underneath is a clean white cover with the title Dad Can Do Anything and a huge white space underneath where a picture can be drawn! We are currently trying to agree on what should be drawn on the cover and how everyone can work together to draw the picture.
The first page is titled About the Illustrator and the page also features a few questions your child or children can answer about Dad. All four of my kids are working on the book together, so it has been fun to see all the different answers and drawings they are creating.
Like the drawing above. On the second page of the book it says, “This is my dad.” Everyone wanted to draw a picture of Dad. It started out as a fight until we came to an agreement that everyone could draw their own picture of Dad. So the pictures from left to right are drawn by: Calista age 3, Lorelei age 9, Charlie age 5, and Allan age 7. This page just makes me happy! I love seeing all the ways they draw their Dad. Even the 3 yr old tried to draw the beard on his face, lol!
My 5 year old chose this page as one of his pages to draw on. The facing page is blank and we will be adding our own text and pictures. You could also make your drawing span two pages.
This is one of my favorites because we do go camping and we go berry picking, not necessarily at the same time. It is a fun part of the story of what Dad can do though! This page spread was drawn by my 7 year old. We used makers and in some spots we did get a few smudges, but my little ones aren’t good at using colored pencils yet, so I was okay with the smudges. It just shows how they really create, it’s not always perfect and clean! How many times does your child come home from school with marker smudged on the side of their hand?
Are you intrigued by this story line yet? You will have to get the book to see what happens and maybe your Dad does other amazing things that you add in on the blank pages! This page was done by my 9 year old.
And the winner of the sweetest page is drawn by my 3 year old. “And he always keeps me safe.” She drew our whole family, including our dog. See the dog in the bottom corner in black? Then she tried to draw some purple hearts. I know, so sweet, right?
I picture the future when each one is graduating high school or college, my husband will pull out this book and spend a few moments reminiscing about the fact that they created this special book for him. He will take some time to pour over their illustrations and think about how far they have come since the days of markers and crayons.
This the perfect gift for Dad for Father’s Day, his birthday or even Christmas. They also offer a Story Line for Grandma. Well, they offer a lot of different Story Lines themes (did I tell you there is going to be one about Ninjas?!), so go check them out here: Story Lines (Illustrate Your Own Book). This gift also fits right into a tight budget and it is also partly handmade by you and your child! That makes it a perfect gift in my book!
And of course don’t forget to enter to win 2 of your own Compendium books! Enter below for the GIVEAWAY and please read the terms and conditions at the end of the Rafflecopter entry. Winners we be contacted by me. Prizes will be awarded by Compendium.