May I send my child book pages?

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Hello, I noticed on the Compassion website that sponsors may send their children magazine pages, but not books. What if I cut off the spine of a picture book, punched holes along the edge of the pages, and tied some of the pages together with yarn? I could mail several pages at a time in this way until she had the whole book. What do you think?
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KristenH, Champion

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You can send several coloring pages at a time, but I am not sure about the yarn. I would think Compassion would remove the yarn before sending it to your child.
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Yes, I know coloring pages are listed among allowable items. Another suggestion on the Compassion website was to make a photobook out of construction paper, binding it with yarn or staples. That's how I got the yarn idea.

But what I really want to know is whether I can cut apart actual books and sent the pages to my child. Books are specifically prohibited, but I thought since magazine PAGES and coloring book PAGES are allowed, maybe I could send picture book PAGES. Does anyone know?
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Shaina Moats

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Hey Sarah! It's not that books are prohibited necessarily, but that since they have value, we aren't able to send them. Everything we send should be a document. You're welcome to send pages from books, but know that they may not be translated into your child's language.
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Thank you Shaina!

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