Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Product Description (taken from www.friendshipbook.com)
This childhood keepsake book is made in the USA and designed for ages 6–12. Record and share the memories of childhood in a Good Ideas Friendship Book by Silke Jauck. Friendship Books inspire youngsters to gather, keep and write about the moments and relationships that mark their school year, summer camp, sporting team or other group activity. And, a Friendship Book is a safe alternative to online social networking sites.
Intimate and lively, the books boast wonderfully illustrated pages in warm colors and are presented in a variety of themes (Off to School, Pet Buddies and the recently-released Animals at Play). Prepared prompts—such as name, birthday, likes, dislikes, favorite color, favorite athletes and music—encourage children to share personal details and fun facts about themselves and their lives, and practice their reading and writing skills. Most kids adorn their pages with stickers, doodles and other artwork creating a kaleidoscope of color, emotion and memories.
But what really sets the book apart from a traditional diary is that a Friendship Book is meant to be shared. Once the book’s owner has filled in his (or her) personal information, he (or she) then passes it along to select friends, gathering their stories as well. And always, the Friendship Book is returned to the owner so he (or she) may then decide where and to whom it should go next. The end result is a year-book type memory keeper of up to 30 different friends’ thoughts, comments and impressions at a given time.
Ideal for birthdays, back-to-school, farewells and holidays, a Friendship Book is sure to become a valued and treasured keepsake that you and your child turn to time and again. Each Friendship Book is English/Spanish bilingual.
I think the Friendship Book is a really cute idea. My sons weren't too interested in it but I think it would appeal to a lot of girls in their age group. I asked a few of my friends' daughters what they thought of it and they thought it was a great idea. They thought it would be fun to get all of their friends to fell it out and they liked that there were so many different questions for their friends to answer.
The Friendship Book is very pretty with lovely graphics and a very nice design. It would make a nice gift for most young girls in my opinion.
*I was sent a copy of this book to review*