Friday, August 12, 2016

A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen –ESSENTIAL

A Squiggly Story  by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Lowery, Mike Kids Can Press, 2016.  $16.95.  PICTURE BOOK

This is a story about a big sister who loves to read and write and a little brother, who wants to write a story. The big sister encourages him, and the little boy begins a story. The problem is that he doesn’t know how to write yet, but he adds a few letters and some symbols and that starts his imagination off. With a little help from his class, his story really takes flight.

This is a terrific story for kindergarten teachers to read to their class (must add that my school has a writing specialty so this book is just perfect). Don’t just give up even if you don’t know the letter or the spelling of words, you can still write and tell stories. The story the little boy writes is cute and fun and I love the friendship with the big sister, who encourages him but doesn’t write the story for him. The illustrations are simple, easy to share, and typical for the style of Mike Lowery.

EL(K-3) –ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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