IT’S YOUR ROOM!
Authors: Janice Weaver & Frieda Wishinsky
Source: Contest Win
- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Tundra Books (March 7, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0887767117
- ISBN-13: 978-0887767111
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
Since my 5 year old daughter has outgrown her nursery theme in her room, when I won this book I was excited to see what ideas it would have. After reading through it though, I was rather disappointed.
First the good of the book. The illustrations were cute and definitely had the feel for a teen to enjoy. It did have some helpful little tricks to help with deciding on colors, themes and organization.
Now the bad of the book. While this is suppose to be a design book focused for younger teens and such, it requires a lot of adult interaction. It tries to explain to 12 year old teens how to start with a budget, drawing a lay out design, and making sample boards for your overall design. I am sorry, but 12 year old teens are not going to want to bother with all of that. They want pictures of rooms that are complete so they can just show it to their parents and have them replicate it!
Even though this book is suppose to be for young teens, I feel this book is more for adults with a childhood whimsy feel to it.
I did not like this book at all! 1 STAR