Guest reviewer Erin is a wife, a third grade teacher
as well as the the mother of two sons, ages 10 and
13 years old. Reading, and creating fun,
learning experiences based on books are her passions.
She also enjoys running, baking, the beach and hiking in local mountains.
Looking for a fun way to entertain your children on your summer road trip, and create holiday presents at the same time? It couldn’t get better for the busy mom. I Made This For You! The Incredible Draw-a-Picture, Write-A-Message Gift that kids can make themselves, published by Chronicle Books, is the answer. This adorable stand up flip book will easily fit in your purse to keep active children busy while running errands, at restaurants or on those long summer drives. Each page has a pre-printed title, a framed box for your child to draw in and lines below for a brief caption. Titles include everything from, “I made this picture of me for you!” to “I made this ice cream sundae for you!”
Don’t limit yourself to drawings. If you have a precious picture of your darling eating that ice cream sundae, attach the picture inside the frame instead of a drawing on that page. On the “I made this sand castle for you!” page, put a picture of your child playing at the beach. The end of the book has empty titles to create your own pages. Carry it around all summer and you not only have creatively occupied your children but also completed a wonderful holiday present for the grandparents. It is the must have book of the summer for all moms.