Sincerely, Katie: Writing a Letter with Katie Woo

Sincerely, Katie: Writing a Letter with Katie Woo

by Fran Manushkin, Tammie Lyon

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—In this energetic series, a young girl learns about many different kinds of writing. Her friends and family make appearances as she keeps a journal, writes poems, pens letters, and more. Watercolor illustrations capture Katie's personality and give life to the stories. The titles look and read like easy readers. "Katie's Star Tip" sidebars complement the narratives by delivering advice about the kind of writing being highlighted. For example, Facts tells readers, "Brainstorming can help you pick a topic." The end of each book offers activity suggestions for budding writers, such as journal prompts, ideas for research papers, topics for opinion pieces, and suggestions of people to write letters to, such as grandparents. Website addresses lead readers and educators to more information and "downloadables."
Children's Literature - Sarah Raymond
The very curious Katie Woo is at it again. Katie’s class is having a guest speaker that teaches the students all about tools and how to fix things. In order to thank their guest speaker the class learns how to write thank you letters. Katie takes the letter writing one step further and writes letters for everyone she would like to thank including her bus driver, her grandmother and herself. This is a great little book that really teaches young readers the correct format when writing letters. There are sample letters as well as great little blurbs called “Katie’s Star Tip.” These tips really focus in on the various aspects of letter writing including the greeting, the body of the letter and the closing. There is also a list of people that children can write to in order to practice. In a world filled with technology and email, this is a great way to get young readers involved in an activity that is hopefully not a dying art. Reviewer: Sarah Raymond; Ages 6 to 10.

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Capstone Press
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Katie Woo: Star Writer Series
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Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Fran Manushkin is the author of many popular picture books, including Baby, Come Out!; Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story; The Tushy Book; The Belly Book; and Big Girl Panties. There is a real Katie Woo — she's Fran's great-niece — but she never gets in half the trouble of the Katie Woo in the books. Fran writes on her beloved Mac computerin New York City, without the help of her two naughty cats, Chaim and Goldy.

Tammie Lyon began her love for drawing at a young age while sitting at the kitchen table with her dad. She continued her love of art and eventually attended The Columbus College of Art and Design, where she earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Art. After a brief career as a professional ballet dancer, she decided to devote herself full time to illustration. Today she lives with her husband, Lee, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her dogs, Gus and Dudley, keep her company as she works in her studio.

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