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Grade 2-4-In this companion to Messages in the Mailbox (1991) and The Furry News (1990, both Holiday), Leedy focuses on the creation of a book from start to finish. In an easy-to-follow format, she lays out the basics of producing a fiction or nonfiction book, offering practical suggestions and clever ideas that will encourage kids to pick up a pen or pencil and start writing. Following the writing process fairly closely, from brainstorming ideas to binding the book, she takes readers through a step-by-step formula that almost guarantees a successful product. With pages that include discussions of lettering and artwork, this title becomes more than just a "how-to" book; it is a jumping-off point for all kinds of projects. Both teachers and students will find helpful hints here. Lively, colorful illustrations expand and interpret the text, keeping kids entranced with an ever-evolving process. It's difficult not to get caught up in the excitement generated by this creation.-Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA
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K-Gr. 3. Leedy offers young writers tips for publishing their own works in this informational picture book, which considers everything from brainstorming for ideas, considering possible genres, conducting research (if necessary), and planning the setting, characters, and plot to choosing a title and revising the work. A final section describes various book formats, layout possibilities, art supplies, lettering techniques, and binding methods. With the current emphasis on teaching basic skills, this resource will help teachers engage their students in authentic (as well as fun) activities that impart fundamental rules of rhetoric. The inviting layout, which includes lots of lists, captioned illustrations, and thought bubbles, makes the book accessible even to emerging readers and writers. A list of age-appropriate books dealing with writing and illustration, research skills, and getting published rounds out a welcome resource for teachers and parents with aspiring writers at home, as well as for young authors. Kay Weisman
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823419592
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823419593
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Joy Dearing on July 24, 2006
Format: Library Binding
I am thrilled to have this book. It was recommended to me by one of my graduate professors. It is a great way to discuss the writing process to kids. The pictures are great and it is an awesome read-aloud! I would recommend this book for the elementary grades.
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I'm a children's book writer and the author of the picture book "Otto's Rainy Day". I recently discovered this book just as I was about to do a book reading and give a presentation at my local library about the writing and publishing process. Loreen Leedy has laid out the process in a structurally logical and easy-to-follow format that parallels what real adult writers do. She also gives wonderful examples to illustrate her points. I used the book to talk about how my book came to be a published book, from manuscript to print, but to also relate it to how kids can also write and create their own books (they don't have to wait for a publisher!). It helped me shift the focus from just me, the adult writer, to hopefully inspiring kids to create their own fun writing project.
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Look At My Book: How Kids Can Write & Illustrate Terrific Books by experienced children's author Loreen Leedy teaches young people how to write their own books: brainstorm ideas, get ready to do research, the design and illustrate a fantastic new book. The colorful artwork is crisp and clean, clearly illustrating various steps of the process. Offering tips for coming up with characters, settings, the perfect title, making revisions, choosing art supplies, binding the pages of one's new book and more, Look At My Book is a picturebook that truly stimulates creativity and imagination. Highly recommended.
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By Cathy on August 26, 2013
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My 10 year old daughter enjoys writing stories. I discovered this book in our school's library. It is a fantastic guide for young kids wanting to have a go at "producing" their own stories as books. It is quite complete, looking at all aspects/steps involved of book making in very understandable ways. Lots of pictures and examples.
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Rated this as a four as I sent it to my niece -- I think she likes it. She's seven and loves to write stories. I thought she'd like this. Shows how to write and even illustrate your own stories which she does. I looked over a lot of books before I bought; this seemed to be the best and most age appropriate.
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This book was used in our daughter's virtual school classroom for a project she needed to complete. We ordered it through Amazon so she could take it to her room, sit back and read it. It is entertaining and thorough. I would recommend this book for ideas and creativity to other parents.
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