Illustory is a kit for creating one's own book. The kit contains
instructions, a story web planner, 2 cover pages, 18 book pages,
an order form, 10 washable markers, a postage paid envelope, and
information about completing the book online. The kit price of
$21.95 includes one finished book with no return shipping fee.
The finished book is a 7" x 9" hardcover. There are options
for ordering additional copies of your book, making additions to
your book, etc.
There are 12 pages in the finished book. A sample book was provided
to me for review, and I can tell you it is a nice book that will
make a nice keepsake. This kit is for age 3 and up, but my 12-year-old
granddaughter took on the project. We have had so much fun with
this project that it has taken a lot longer than we anticipated.
We finally completed all the pages and are prepared to go online
and send all the pages, but we are currently having some scanner
issues, so it has not gone to print yet.
You can make your pictures right on the pages provided, or you
can make them on your choice of papers and then scan them and insert
them into the online pages and then type your words in at the same
time. That is what we opted to do. You can even pick the color
of your book cover. This has been an experience I would not have
missed for the world.
Perhaps in lieu of a unit study next semester, you could make
this your project for the quarter or the semester. What we thought
would be a quick project turned into a much longer project; you
could easily spread it over a quarter to really perfect the end
product. So much learning has ensued, and we have covered Art and
Language with this project. I highly recommend Illustory, and I
feel it would be appropriate for any age child. In fact, we may
use this for my 5-year-old granddaughter as well.