Monday, September 20, 2010

Product Review: Create Your Own Pop Up Books from Growing Tree Toys

Welcome to my very first product review!

Anyone who has visited my little blog-home knows that I am passionate about children’s literacy and the role that it plays in a child’s overall development. Growing Tree Toys has a host of educational toys that promote literacy, learning, and creativity. The Create Your Own Pop Up Book (described below) is $19.95 and is suggested for “children” from ages 5 to 95!

“Little writers and artists can use their imaginations to create the “next big” book series with the Create Your Own Pop-Up Books Kit from Creativity for Kids. While anyone may be able write a story, the Create Your Own Pop-up Books Kit gives kids the tools that, when combined with their imaginations, bring their stories to life with pop-up fun. The Create Your Own Pop-Up Books Kit features 2 high quality, hardcover pop-up books – one that measures 8.5”x8.5” and the other 6.25”x6.25” – and supplies to make their stories, including stickers, 8 markers, pop-up designs, illustrated instructions with story starter ideas, and step-by-step pop-up ideas. When kids use their imaginations to add their own drawings and photos, they will be amazed as their brilliant story comes to life and literally pops off the page with the Create Your Own Pop-Up Books Kit from Creativity for Kids.” [text from Growing Tree Toys]

The product arrived exactly as described above. Children receiving such a great product will want to jump in right away, but planning is needed. After carefully and thoughtfully planning out the story, it will take some additional strategizing to plan the illustrations as well.

Potential skills children can learn from this kit:
  • Parts of a book (cover, spine, etc..) 
  • Parts of a story (beginning, middle, ending)
  • The role of authors and illustrators
  • Thinking and planning skills
  • Creativity and language skills
  • Logic, problem solving, and concentration skills

There really aren’t any “cons.” For $19.95, the kit comes with everything you need (except for personal photographs that you might want to add) to create 2 books. The only “warning” I have is that if you are buying this product for a young child (under the age of 8), be prepared to provide lots of guidance and assistance.

For more products that boost creativity, visit Growing Tree Toys’ Creativity for Kids product page.

Would you like to enter my give-a-way of this GREAT product*? Comment below by September 30th and a random winner will be selected by October 1st.

*The box has been opened (for the purpose of this review) but not used. Markers and stickers are in their original unopened packaging.


  1. These create your own pop up books look so cute! This would be something my daugheter would love doing!

  2. My son would absolutely LOVE this!

  3. I would love to do this project with my storytime kids at the library!

  4. I used a random number gernerator ( and the winner is lucky #3! Ingvild, I will be in touch via your blog to get your mailing address!



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