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

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


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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

Product Details

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

About 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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It's Your Room: A Decorating Guide for Real Kids 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
WaltNoise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for getting your kid interested in redecorating their room. It also works for adults who have no idea what a color wheel is. Planning, lighting, color, window treatments, and storage are all covered. Reading level is simple, without being condescending. The illustrations are very colorful, and there are helpful sidebars throughout the text.
greenduckie13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's Your Room: a Decorating Guide for Real Kids offers a nice overview of decorating your bedroom. Written and illustrated for kids it seems seems more aimed at teens who have a lot of freedom to do what they want.
LeesyLou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My teenaged daughter was very happy to see this book arrive. She found it informative and helpful. I particularly like that in addition to positive suggestions, there are things to watch out for presented as personal vignettes, which a teen or tween may find more impressive than a simple "things to avoid" list (as they can be oppositional, we all know). This is definitely worth looking at if you and a child in your household are considering re-doing a bedroom or personal space.
dbhutch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book for kids on how to make their room what they want. Our kids really enjoyed looking through it when we moved , and are still looking back in it for more ideas all the time.
kelly_m_d on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great and exciting decorating book for kids. I loved the little info boxes on all the pages, and how realistic it was, kids understand from the book that it's not an overnight process. My son sat down and looked through the book with me when it first came in and he loved the pictures, we have already started his savings jar. He is excited at the idea of decorating his room with his own ideas.
bella209 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. I like all the cool ideas they have in it.
KeturCullen1239 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I requested this book, I didn't remember it or anything about it because I had no chance of winning. When this package came in the mail today, it made my day. When I read this book today, it made my day. Making my day over and over, it helped me to straighten out the kinks in my plans and go on to having a room that fits me and the giant bookcase that holds all my books. Janice and Frienda are truly wonderful and Claudia is great at what she does. If you want a better room, kids and adults, go pick up this book. After reading it, your colors will match and you'll have a parade of colors and things you like..... Don't you want that?
lbmillar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I requested this book thinking I would give it to my niece and her daughter. I may just keep it and get them their own copy. Although it is aimed at teens, adults will find lots of good advice and tips about decorating. It is easy to read and has good diagrams which results in a very understandable book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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'.