A Squiggly Story

Who knew I could enjoy a book about writing so much! This story is about a little boy that sees his sister writing and as every little sibling does wants to be just like her. His sister encourages him by saying start by writing things you know. He takes her advice and begins making squiggles and letters. These morph into the beginning of a story. His “v’s” make an ocean and upside down “v’s” turn into a shark. He is stuck on an ending but takes what he has done to school and reads it to his class anyway. They help him think about what should come next. He finally gets an idea and the slanty lines and exclamation marks turn into a rocket. With this, he is able to finish his story and already has an idea for the next one!

What I love about this book is that it encourages writing. And, it’s not simply writing words and sentences that it promotes but rather the creative process of writing. This often dreaded subject is brought back to its true meaning of putting your imagination on paper and sharing your thoughts with others. Another thing I enjoy about this book is that it features diverse characters without bringing attention to them for their diversity. 

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Author: Andrew Larsen – Children’s Author

Illustrator: Mike Lowery

Publisher: Welcome | Kids Can Press

I was kindly given this book for my honest review but all opinions are my own. 

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