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

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

by Janice Weaver
 

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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

Overview

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887767111
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
03/07/2006
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,237,495
Product dimensions:
8.05(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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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