Remember the hilarious expression on your mini me’s face after they tasted a new food? Maybe there’s even a picture in their baby book…along with a photo of their first trip to the beach. With so many cool first experiences, you’ll need a bigger journal as your child grows to track their ever changing tastes, adventures, discoveries and more. For young’uns ages two to six, there’s The Next 1000 Days, a modern, interactive journal that lets you and your little sidekick fill out new and old experiences together.
Olympia paper cutting artist, Nikki McClure, seeks to recreate these images, and provide space for parents and their children to record the simple and wonderful experiences of their little one’s childhood with her new journal entitled “The Next 1000 Days,” a follow up to “The First 1000 Days.” Unique illustrations adorn the corners of pages that remain mostly blank and ready to be filled with toddlers’ and preschoolers’ adventures and travels, favorite foods, holiday rituals, dreams, wishes and more. McClure’s simple color palette appropriately captures the simple magic of childhood.
—Vancouver Family Magazine
The author Nikki McClure is an incredibly talented local Pacific Northwest artist who uses x-acto knife techniques to design the gorgeous paper cut illustrations. I love this journal because it allows both the parent and child to capture memories of the growing years together, toddlerhood into big kid.
—The Hand and the Heart
I adore this little book! The illustrations are beautiful and didn’t fail to make me smile as I thumbed through the book. I also love the writing prompts—they are more than just recording milestones, they are efforts to record your child’s real personality . . . I also really love that this is a book that’s sized so that it could be tucked into a purse or backpack, so parents can catch up on writing while waiting for appointments and lessons. This book is just lovely and would make a wonderful gift for the parent in your life with a little one!
—Growing My Kids Reviews
Capturing a child’s emerging handwriting is so much fun and ”The Next 1000 Days” would be a great way to do it. There are also special places for self portraits.
—I Brake for Moms, HeraldNet