LOOK AT MY BOOK by Loreen Leedy

LOOK AT MY BOOK

How Kids Can Write & Illustrate Terrific Books
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Age Range: 4 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Kids can write, edit, illustrate, and bind their own books. Leedy answers every young author’s questions in this abundantly illustrated how-to. Readers follow three authors, a boy, a girl, and a dog, from idea to storyboarding to editing to layout through illustration methods and finally to binding their creations. Most topics get a page; a few fill a two-page spread. Leedy’s signature illustrations, bright and friendly, use vignettes to show each author thinking and working through the writing process with text of thoughts or speech in cartoon bubbles. The young authors instruct by doing and a list of tips complements each of the lessons. A page of further reading, resources, and publishing ideas completes the package. Most youngsters will need help with some vocabulary and ideas, but elementary teachers couldn’t hope for a better invitation to the art and craft of writing. (Nonfiction. 4-10)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-8234-1590-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2004




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