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Wreck This Journal [Paperback]

Keri Smith
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

June 5 2007
For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them). Acclaimed illustrator Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts-poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, and more-in order to experience the true creative process. Readers discover a new way of art and journal making-and new ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

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 "No matter where you start or where you end, there's always something interesting to do...The book is an exploration into creativity."
—Buffalo News
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books demonstrate a 'learn by doing approach', and are being used in school curriculums all over the world as a way of fostering non-traditional methods of exploration. She also teaches and conducts workshops based on her non-traditional techniques across North America. Her books include: Wreck This Journal, How to Be an Explorer of the World, This is Not a Book, Mess - A Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, Finish This Book, and Pocket Scavenger. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children Tilden and Ida.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Cool... Dec 14 2008
This is not an outlet for you to pour our your deepest thoughts and feelings. It is meant to be fun and allows you to be a little destructive. Each page asks you to do a random act in or with the journal - like throw it from a high place and write one word over and over again... stuff like that. Overall, I like it and it's been fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daughters loved it! May 26 2012
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This is the first book i've bought for the sole reason of my daughters destroying it. They had an absolute blast going through and doing all the things the book said to do. A great buy if your willing to put money into something your kids will enjoy (and destroy!). It had a lot of good laughs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Art in destruction July 4 2010
This is a great tool for breaking out of your comfort zone. The various tasks of destruction force you to think creatively. I love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars :) June 12 2010
By Sinq
I loved this "activity" book. Almost like a therapy of destruction, stress reliver and really funny to follow the instruction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome idea! Nov. 7 2013
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I was just scrolling for a new journal when I came across this one. Thought it sounded really interesting so I ended up googeling it and after seeing all the pictures people posted I bought this right away. I actually bought 3 (for my sisters) because I thought this was just such a neat idea! The total opposite to any journal I've ever had! The object is to WRECK the journal. This book is so fun and such an artistic way to spend your free time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Jan. 18 2013
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I really enjoy the concept of this book and know that it will entertain me for hours and help prompt me when I can't think of anything to draw. Ever since I got this book I have so many ideas and not enough free time to put them to paper!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME BOOK! Jan. 7 2013
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I bought this book for my 14 year old daughter for Christmas and I think it was one of her favorite gifts!! It would suit a range of ages (12 and up) but I think her age is perfect! It is such a fun and creative way to pass the time! I will definitely be getting the other books for her birthday and am now intrigued to check out some other books written by Keri Smith! I would HIGHLY recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect gift Dec 28 2011
Got this for my Daughter (8) for Christmas.. My son helped me wrap the presents and was so jealous that his little sister got such a great book and he didnt. Of all the things she receive xmas morning this is what i found her with late xmas night not wanting to go to sleep. She giggles when it says something like "tie a rope around your book and take it for a walk" and "mail this book to yourself" It opens the gateways for SO MUCH imagination... five stars... would tell everyone to buy this for a reluctant writer or someone who is scattered and has trouble organizing their thoughts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I love every single page of this journal! Buying it for my friends!
Published 26 days ago by Irina Davydyuk
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My daughter loved this book!!
Published 1 month ago by Mary Del Papa
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy for kids!
I bought this my younger sister and she absolutely loves it! She does 5 to 10 pages per day and seems to enjoy it a lot!
Published 2 months ago by minhtri
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad idea by itself
My daughter absolutely wanted this one but I had doubts. Not a bad idea by itself, but it ended up picking up dust. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Julien
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a wonderful creatively explosive journal, it really helps to get you to think outside the box.
Published 2 months ago by Shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book
This book has a lot of different activities in it to encourage creativity, and to push your social boundaries a bit. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Erin Stirling
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Thank you vey much it was exactly what my daughter wanted. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thanks.
Published 6 months ago by Dora Pellegrino
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
It's kind of useless, it was interesting for the first 10 minutes. But you don't really end up doing all of the things inside because you have to go out of your way to do them, and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Danielle
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I chose this rating because i personally love the book!
I would recommend this to kids seven and older.

Published 10 months ago by F Vieira
5.0 out of 5 stars YAY
I love the author, her books are interactive and fun for all ages. This book is totally worth it :)
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