Rena (USA) wrote in to tell me about how they are using the Action Pack: "As home schoolers, we love all things education and this is just the right amount of education and crafty fun to meet our needs. What a tremendous bargain at $5! Cute magazines are sorely lacking in our world where we try to push kids into growing up too soon. I have a feeling my daughter will be stalking my email for the rest of the magazines."
Lil Magoolie - a New Zealand based craft and kids blog reviewed the latest Action Pack and said: "Unlike other magazines, there is no advertising to distract from the content which means it's just 40 pages of pure info. It would suit primary school aged children best but the tutorials are simple enough for a parent and young child to create together. [The] magazine content follows one theme completely through to the end unlike many magazines that have a variety of unrelated articles." Little Eco Footprints reviewed Issue 4 with a project and said: "The projects are simply super super cool. Healthy food, creative play, recycled creations, and valuable lessons. From the current issue a child can learn how to read and understand the weather, craft a fishing rod & make a fishing trap, light a campfire, tie knots, and cook on a campfire. Can you imagine the confidence a child would gain from those lessons?! And the beauty is that kids will think they're simply having fun." You might also like to read a couple of interviews I did recently where I discuss the Action Pack - Big Kids Magazine a new hard copy magazine for kids and artists from Australia interviewed me about my process of creating. And at Craftzine I discuss self publishing and how we create the Action Pack magazines. Email me kathreen[at]whipup.net if you would like your story featured. Please continue to send in your letters and post your photos at our flickr gallery.