To my surprise, Emeth skipped entirely the obvious way of navigating through the categorized picture folders of clip art thumbnails and went straight to the "search box" and started typing in words to find the pictures he wanted. He found some stuff, but not as much as he wanted. So I figured, since he's searching with text, why not just use Google? He actually already knows (at 5 years old) how to use Google quite well, actually. He taught himself how to use it to find his beloved minecraft pages and videos long ago! So I just had to teach him how to grab the pictures from google's image search and get them into his art program. (It basically involved him dragging the pictures from the right place in the web browser into a temporary local folder, and then dragging them from there into his document.)
So with that all figured out, and unlimited images at his disposal, he started cranking out Portal 2 themed "cards" for everyone. These quickly turned into something like cartoons, when he started adding story-like captions around the pictures. "Kick! Ahhh! terret!" (That last word is his spelling of turret -- a Portal 2 obstacle) And so on. (Anyone who knows Portal will relate.)
Anyhow, after a few days of that, Emeth suddenly decides he wants to write a book with this program. I think we figured this would just be a multi-page "card", like he had been making already, full of pasted pictures and a bit of text. But no, he decided it was going to not be a picture book. After some hours, he presents us with the following multi-page epic autobiography. (You can click in the page images to enlarge.) Keep in mind, he's only five years old, in kindergarten, and this was done with no help, entirely independently (in fact he adamantly refused to let anyone else in the room while he was working)...
(I censored the school and phone number details. And "Picshers" = pik-shers = pictures, in case you didn't get that word.)
He followed this up the next day by making a 5 page book (3 pages of solid text, plus cover page, and final page) entitled "Life Cycles" (of fish, lions, birds, cows, people, dogs, and other creatures). The pages, as seen above, aren't full size letter pages, but still... we're pretty amazed.
Istra also wrote a story the other day. She writes with a pencil on paper. Her story is called "The Dumb Cat". It's a drama about a cat who makes questionable decisions.