Friday, April 23, 2010

S is for Story: A Writer’s Alphabet by Esther Hershenhorn

Hershenhorn uses the alphabet to explore writing. In 26 stanzas (and extra informational paragraphs), she covers all the fundamentals of writing from the alphabet to Zorro.

What I Thought: An absolute gem especially for the tween crowd. The information is simple and frank. I learned quite a lot myself. Loved the quotes from children’s authors and the writing tips. If I ever start a writing group for the tween crowd, S is for Story will be my go-to resource. The illustrations were great—realistic and yet a little fantastic.

(Illus. Zachary Pullen. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2009)

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