Thursday, September 15, 2016

Picture books for everyone

A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen and Mike Lowery

I'm a fan of any book that encourages kids to express themselves without self-consciousness, especially when it comes to writing. Larsen's approach is excellent. This book tells kids that there is no wrong way to tell a story, that even non-readers can write their own story. In the vein of Peter Reynolds' The Dot, this is a story of creativity without limits. This would be a great book to use in a group setting with kids of any age as a lead in to non-traditional story telling. I'd love to walk middle graders through the process of writing a story entirely with symbols.

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