Obviously, this topic is not over. There are still a few more things going on with bookmaking and book writing, for that matter. First, I made a book. It isn’t fancy, but it is an example of one that was in the book from the library. I had all the materials on hand and so I started last night and finished it this evening. I used polyboard for the hard cover, rubber cement, cloth remnants, paper (of course), an awl to punch the holes, and ribbons for the binding and closure.
Next, I recently received an email about the 2008 Young Authors Contest. It is sponsored by Piedmont Parent Magazine. My son has entered this contest twice in the past, but didn’t win. I will still encourage him to enter this year, although he only has three weeks to produce a story. He is usually reluctant to take part in things, and can be the most disagreeable child. In the end, he is always glad he participated…so we will see.
Updated 11/3/08: I made a second book. It’s very similar to the first one.