FRI, NOV 08, 2013 08:47 EST

Creations By You is pleased to announce that Illustory A+ and My Comic Book will be recognized as the featured toys from 10 am to noon EST at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC as part of Neighborhood Toy Store Day, a nationwide event coordinated by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) to launch the holiday shopping season with community-minded fun.

During the event, Illustory A+ and My Comic Book can be purchased for 25% off the MSRPs of $29.99. To encourage creativity and imagination from the beginning, Creations By You will have an illustration station at the event where kids can start the first page of their stories.

“We all have fond memories of reading comic books or the strips in the Sunday paper as kids,” said Joselle Torres, play merchandiser at Marbles Kids Museum. “Creations By You brings that idea to life in a great way by empowering kids to tell their own stories with their own illustrations. Plus, once the drawings are turned into a real book, the child and their family have a personalized keepsake that can be shared for years to come.”

As holiday shopping begins, Illustory A+ and My Comic Book present unique opportunities for children to showcase their imagination and talents. These award-winning products include everything needed to write and illustrate a one-of-a-kind story – markers, paper, a creativity guide and even postage paid envelope to send the pages back to be made into a book.

“Encouraging a child’s creativity is a key part of Neighborhood Toy Store Day,” said Kurt Henninger, marketing manager at Creations By You. “Illustory A+ and My Comic Book allow kids to showcase just how imaginative they can be by drawing and illustrating their books or creating one online. Plus, with the season quickly approaching, these products make a wonderful holiday gift.  At less than $30, children can publish their own book and capture their story for a lifetime. We are excited to share this experience with kids and parents as the featured toy at Marbles Museum.”

For more information on Illustory A+ and My Comic Book, please visit www.creationsbyyou.com . To learn more about Marbles Kids Museum, please visit www.marbleskidsmuseum.org .

Erika Brooks

Creations By You

ebrooks@creationsbyyou.com

919-447-3305