Jeffrey can't think of a thing to write, so he doodles instead, only to have his doodle begin to order him about. Jeffrey struggles with the situation until he discovers that the most strong-willed doodle is powerless against a well-told tale. Jeffrey and Sloth is bound to have children rushing for their colored pencils and their pens to see who and what they can create.
About the Author
Kari-Lynn Winters teaches education at Brock University in Ontario. She has written many books for young children. For more information, visit www.kariwinters.com.
Ben Hodson illustrates mostly for children in books, magazines and textbooks. He is the 2004 recipient of the Glass Slipper Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Canadian Conference. He does presentations and workshops at local schools and libraries. Ben lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife May and his daughter Zoe. For more information, visit www.benhodson.ca.
Read an Excerpt
Jeffrey looked at the blank page. It glared back.
His ideas came slowly, and he found himself sketching a round-bellied, long-armed sloth.
"Focus on the words," Jeffrey muttered to himself.
"Just forget about the words," whispered a voice.
Jeffrey looked around, his eyes wide. "Who said that?"
What People are Saying About This
Creative and fun.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jeffrey needs inspiration in order to complete a homework assignment. His doodling leads to mountains and trees and an odd looking sloth-like illustration. But, little does he know that the sloth is going to give him more inspiration than he bargained for! Recommended for Preschool to Grade 1 level. A great tale for all of those young would-be writers!
Great premise, well-drawn (if a bit too trendy for me) and competently written, but somehow not a great book, just a good one. Perhaps it's too good an idea for little kids, who are after all used to having their creations come to life.