Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lulu Jr. Create Your Own Comic Book and Other Book Making Kits!


Lulu Jr. has so many fun kits for creating your own books! I recently received samples of 3 different kits for the boys to try, and they had SO much fun!

The Book Making Kits are available in 3 styles:
  • My Comic Book 
  • Illustory
  • My Awesome Book
First of all..I love that these books are very gender neutral! We had some cousins over the day we got these kits and the girls were as excited as the boys, if not more!


My Comic Book- 
My Comic Book by Lulu Jr. allows a child to write and illustrate their own full-color, professionally printed comic book. The included 'Comics in Action' guidebook by FableVision helps children on their journey of creating their own comic book. You choose whether to mail the completed book pages to us in the included prepaid envelope or create your comic book online. We showcase your child as the publishing author on the book's back cover as the 'Featured Illustrator.'

 

Illustory- 
Illustory by Lulu Jr. is the newest version of the award-winning bookmaking kit for children. With Illustory, your child writes and illustrates their own original story that will be printed as a full-color, hardcover, professionally printed book. You choose whether to mail your completed book pages to us in the included prepaid envelope, or you and your child can create the book online. The final product showcases your child as the published author on the book's back cover using our 'About the Author' feature.
My Awesome Book- 
My Awesome Book is a unique way to help develop your child's writing skills, while encouraging their creativity and imagination. Your young author creates their characters, develops the plot, and chooses the setting and everything else about their story. My Awesome Book is a great way to connect with your child and guide them in project-based learning or, by using the included materials, they can create a storybook all by themselves.

All of these books are purchased online, created at home, and then shipped back to Lulu Jr. where they will finish up the book and send it back to you in 2-6 weeks (depending on the style you choose) completely bound and printed.

Each of these kits is about $29.99 and includes the finished product. I think this would also make a great gift for a child to give another child, or parent. We decided we are going to make an Awesome Book for dad for Christmas this year!



 Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Monday, October 13, 2014

GoPro HERO Cameras at Best Buy for ALL your Action Shots!




This is the time of year I start thinking about Holiday gifts, and one of the top items on my husbands (and my dads!) is a GoPro Camera. These are REALLY awesome for those who live action and adventure shots. I plan to stop by Best Buy and check them out soon.


Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.
GoPro HERO offers THREE new cameras, perfect for the action shot person!




GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world. 12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates

GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.
Never miss an action shot again and stop by Best Buy to pick out your GoProHERO camera.


Learn more at BestBuy.com/GoPro or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.