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It's Your Room

A Decorating Guide for Real Kids

by Janice Weaver & Frieda Wishinsky
illustrated by Claudia Dávila

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house & home, architecture
list price: $19.99
published: 2006
publisher: Tundra

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

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Contributor notes

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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Janice Weaver

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Frieda Wishinsky

Frieda Wishinsky is the international award–winning author of over 70 books. She writes picture books, chapter books, novels and nonfiction. Her books have been translated into many languages. She thinks that Elizabeth MacLeod is the best writing “partner” any author could have. Frieda lives in Toronto.

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Claudia Dávila

Claudia Dávila is the former art director of Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, and is the author-illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series The Future According to Luz and the picture book Super Red Riding Hood. Claudia illustrated the powerful and multi-award-winning book Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Michel Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys, Viminy Crowe's Comic Book by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger and The Canadian Kids Guide to Outdoor Fun by Helaine Becker. Claudia was born in Santiago, Chile, and lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

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