|The Best-Ever Bookworm Book,
by Alice Kuipers and
Bethanie Deeney Morguia
Written by Alice Kuipers
Illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Morguia
Little Brown Kids, 2014
siblings, creativity, writing
"I'm Violet Small and I'm six minutes older than my twin brother. I love writing and I'm a great speller. I want to write the best-ever book in the whole entire world."
Violet wants to write a story, but she needs the help of her twin brother, Victor. Victor would rather tend to his bucket of worms. Violet finally convinces her twin to make some suggestions. Unfortunately, ever time Victor tells part of the story, Violet hates the idea, changes it complete.y, and goes off on a writing tangent. In the end, they produce a book they both can love and share.
What I Love:
I loved the brother and sister characters with their individual personalities and voices. I am not always fond of narration from two perspectives, but Alice Kuipers did an amazing job in this book. I think it will be fun to reread and that it will spark readers' interest in writing their own stories, making art, and following their passions. And as always, I am pleased to find a picture book with siblings who can get along despite their differences. The eclectic collage art lends to the creative spirit of the book. I think this book will inspire readers to use their own unique creativity, whether in writing stories, making pictures, or digging in the dirt!
|Courtesy Ashley Hackshaw
2. Decorate your own writing journal like these from LilBlueBoo.
3. Here are a year's worth of story prompts for young writers on Hub Pages. Have students take turns writing a section of a story, alternating between scenes.
4. Cultivate a worm farm. Then donate the improved soil to a community garden or other non-profit.
5. Check out these and other Perfect Picture Books at your local library.
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