Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Squiggly Story review

A Squiggly Story

A young boy wants to write a story, just like his big sister.(goodreads summary)

A little boy wants to write a story just like his big sister.  Although he knows words, he does not know how to write them just yet.  With a little gentle encouragement from his sister, he finds his own way to tell his story.  This was a nice book that will help promote thinking skills and the writing process for young aspiring writers.  The interaction between the two characters were sweet as the sister teaches writing a story with patience encouraging her brother to think outside the box with creativity.  Writing does not come easy for some kids and their frustration sometimes even blocks them more.  This story offers a gentle reminder that could help open up and spark the imagination by letting them know that they are in charge of their own story by first writing what they know.  When the boy takes his story to school to share without a proper ending , his class is inspired with some creative and wonderful ideas of their own.  This would make a great read aloud for a writers workshop time in the classroom.  I think this is a "just right book" for ages 5 and up.~

Title:  A Squiggly Story
Author:  Andrew Larsen
Pub. date:  September 2016, Kids Can Press
Genre:  picture book
Hardcover, 32 pgs.  

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