Show Me a Story: Writing Your Own Picture Book

Show Me a Story: Writing Your Own Picture Book

by Nancy Loewen, Christopher Lyles
     
 

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Ready to build a picture book? First, you’ll need the right tools. Open this title in the Writer’s Toolbox series and discover plenty of tips and tools to get you started. Soon you’ll be writing and showing stories like a pro!  See more details below

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Ready to build a picture book? First, you’ll need the right tools. Open this title in the Writer’s Toolbox series and discover plenty of tips and tools to get you started. Soon you’ll be writing and showing stories like a pro!

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Children's Literature - Patrice Russo Belotte
Adopting the "V" shape of flight formation is commonplace for most geese, but not Webster. He knows his alphabet from beginning to end, and he just does not like the letter "V." Determined to convince his flock that change is good, he asks the leader if they can fly in a different shape. Worried that it will cause too much confusion, Sir Graybill says it just cannot be done. Along with some encouragement and help from his friends, Webster surprises the flock with a varied formation that everyone can soar to—even Sir Graybill. Part of the "Writer's Toolbox" series, this storybook guides young writers through all of the steps necessary to write and illustrate a picture book. Each page of Webster's story includes hints and steps to help young writers develop characters, plot, conflict, and resolution in their own stories. A glossary at the back of book helps define important writing terminology. Careful planning is necessary in writing a picture book since the story is told through both words and pictures. The "Let's Review" section keeps all the steps in order so that readers can create their own checklists. Finally, "Writing Tips" help inspire creativity and keep young writers organized through the process. Reviewer: Patrice Russo Belotte

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404853423
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
Capstone Writer's Toolbox Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
297,971
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Loewen has published many books for kids. She’s a two-time Minnesota Book Award finalist (Four to the Pole and The LAST Day of Kindergarten) and the recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer’s Toolbox series). She holds an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul. Nancy has two children and lives near Minneapolis. To learn more, visit www. nancyloewen.com.

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