What’s more fun for tween guys than reading comics? Making their own. Your Life in Comics: 100 Things for Guys to Write And Draw by Bill Zimmerman lets boys ages 9–13 do just that. Rather than provide the plot, this interactive book allows young men to decide what happens by using their own words and drawings. Some of the activities include completed comics where boys can dictate what happens through dialogue. Others encourage them to draw comic strips. Topics in the book range from the serious to funny. Young men can use their creativity to make their own story, similar to a journal.

Based on Free Spirit favorite 100 Things Guys Need to Know, this do-it-yourself comic book is a source for boys to  think about important topics in their lives, including family, friends, school, health, and the future.

Features of Your Life in Comics include:
  • High-interest graphic-novel-style illustrations
  • Fun writing and drawing activities that can engage for hours
  •  Exercises and prompts that let guys explore thoughts and attitudes
  • Chronicling of tween years that can become a treasured keepsake
  • Web extensions pointing the way to fun, interactive online resources
Comics, boy books, and graphic novels for reluctant readers have helped parents and educators engage more tween guys in reading. Your Life in Comics does this and goes a step further, providing boys with a forum for thinking about what’s important to them and celebrating who they are.

REVIEW:

I was very excited to give this book to my nine year old. My young man loves to read and he has a very creative mind, so this book seemed like a great fit for him. My son absolutely LOVED this book. After receiving the book, he immediately began working on writing and drawing to complete the comics. The book allows him to write about his family life, plan the perfect birthday, work on goal-setting, express his emotions and so much more.

As some of you know, my son was recently diagnosed with Aperger's Syndrome. This book has been a great aid in helping him deal with the various emotions he is experiencing. I often find him at night sound asleep with Your Life in Comics tucked away next to him. As a parent, I love that he has a way to express his emotions and work on goal-planning, while reading and writing.

I want to recommend this book to anyone who has or knows a young man between the ages of 9-13. Definitely put this on your 2010 Holiday list!

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Purchase Your Life In Comics online at Free Spirit Publishing's website for $9.99 or at Amazon.com. For activity downloads and 20 website extensions visit www.freespirit.com/comics.

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Disclosure: I received the book at no cost, for review purposes . The product was given to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on my opinions. The opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. This is my true and honest opinion. Your opinions may vary from mine.

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