It's Your Room: A Decorating Guide for Real Kids


Enough cute little bunnies dancing across your walls or toy trains and nursery rhymes plastered above your bed. That was the old you. It's time now to transform your space, to learn how to make it sparkle using more imagination than money.

This exciting new book by Janice Weaver and Frieda Wishinsky offers creative solutions to all your ...

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Enough cute little bunnies dancing across your walls or toy trains and nursery rhymes plastered above your bed. That was the old you. It's time now to transform your space, to learn how to make it sparkle using more imagination than money.

This exciting new book by Janice Weaver and Frieda Wishinsky offers creative solutions to all your design dilemmas — and does it without breaking the bank.

Inside, you’ll find out how to:
Execute a TCC — Total Clutter Clearout
Organize your space — and your life
Choose paint colors to change the mood and feel of your room
Give new life to old furniture
Create zones with color and lighting
Accessorize to put your own stamp on your space

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Weaver and Wishinsky help tweens with the entire process of redecorating their space. They start with the basics, such as making a sample board, building a budget, cleaning, decluttering, and choosing colors. They then discuss color coordinating and furniture fundamentals, with shopping tips wedged between learning the skinny on lighting. From there, they move into the final steps of polishing up the space with insights on hanging art work and tips on using the appropriate mounting methods, to finding the right kind of window treatments and including those perfect finishing touches like rugs, vases, and pillows. Furthermore, they cover organization in a way that is relevant to kids, since their room must be multifunctional. From the closet to the desk, and utilizing the space beneath the bed, each inch is put to good use and the important things are easily accessible. Sprinkled throughout, readers will find historical sidebars and quotes from real kids. The book's overall feel is similar to that of a Pleasant Company DIY book, but the bold colors of the illustrations and unisex tips will appeal to both genders. 2006, Tundra Books, Ages 4 to 8.
—Elizabeth Sulock
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-Budding interior designers and readers who want to personalize their rooms will appreciate this title. It is filled with step-by-step guidelines for creating a budget, selecting paint colors and fabrics, organizing closets and desks, laying everything out, and adding finishing touches. The illustrations will be a hit with first-time decorators just starting to develop their own color sense. A great find for novices in the throes of makeovers.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887767111
  • Publisher: Tundra
  • Publication date: 3/7/2006
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,407,986
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.05 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Janice Weaver is a noted author of nonfiction. Her first two books, Building America and From Head to Toe, were both named Notable Books by the International Reading Association. From Head to Toe was also nominated for a Rocky Mountain Book Award and the Ontario Library Association’s Red Maple Award. Her most recent book, The A to Z of Everyday Things, was published in 2004 to equal acclaim. When she’s not writing, Janice likes to agonize over paint colors and flooring options at her Toronto home.

Frieda Wishinsky is the international award-winning author of over thirty trade and educational books. Her books have earned critical acclaim and have been reviewed in magazines and newspapers around the world. Her book, Each One Special, was nominated for a 1999 Governor General's Award for text. Her book Jennifer Jones Won’t Leave Me Alone won both the 2004 Stockport and Sheffield Children’s Picture Book Award. Frieda's books have been translated into many languages including French, Dutch, Danish, Spanish and Catalan. Frieda loves using humor and history in her work and exploring new ways to tell a story. She lives in Toronto with her husband and family.

Claudia Dàvila is a yoga-happy, food-loving, storm-cooking, designer and illustrator (born in Chile) with a love for recipe-swapping. She was an avocado tree in her past life, feeding the perfect substance to all, with love and a dash of salt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    Sure to help any child

    Expertly co-authored by Janice Weaver and Frieda Wishinsky, and enhanced with illustrations by Claudia Davila, It's Your Room: A Decorating Guide For Real Kids, is an impressively 'kid friendly' collection of basic 'how to' information on how children can designing a desirable and attractive room for themselves. Comprehensively guiding readers through the entire process from clearing a room to placing light fixtures, It's Your Room offers a simply brilliant introduction to interior design principles for kids from elementary school through high school. An ideal and popular addition to family, school, and community library collections, It's Your Room is very highly recommended for all young people aspiring to redecorate their room to accord with their own (and changing) tastes and preferences, all presented in practical and creative manner, and is sure to help any child of any age to create their very own 'dream room'.

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