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Posted January 25, 2014
This is a cute story of a red pencil who is challenged to write
This is a cute story of a red pencil who is challenged to write a story. But, this is not just a cute story. There is so much to learn throughout this book. When Mrs. 2 tells her class they are going to write a story she has the writing "story path" on the board. Little red is given a basket of useful words as she goes off on her writing journey. The book demonstrates the importance of using vivid words to spice up your story We learn how too many adjectives ca bog your writing down. Run-on sentences, as well as, chasing something new can lead to a wonderful ending. This is a wonderful take on the "Little Red Riding Hood" story with a twist. This is a great way to introduce story writing ot only to the youngest writers, but also to the reluctant writer. This is a bok I will definitely use in my classroom.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 15, 2013
I really like the illustrations. They are put in a collage-y way
I really like the illustrations. They are put in a collage-y way. I like all of the different fonts in the story. I find it fun to read. I like how this book talks about the “dangers” of writing and different word groups. My favorite part of the book is when Mr. Woodcutter, the janitor, comes into Principal Granny’s office, and faints when he realizes that “the Wolf 3000 has sharpened Principal Granny to Smithereens!” :) I love fractured fairy tales, and this book is the exact reason why – the humor and the parodies (the theater presents “Peter Pencil” and they live in Pencilvania :) )! :D I also like it because Little Red uses words to help her along her journey in the book. It also tells kids how to write a story (what the basic parts are) in a fun way. Ms. Holub has written a perfect picture book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
**NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review