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A squiggly story

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Publisher:
Kids Can Press,
Pub. Date:
2016.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 2.3 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 270L
Description
A young boy wants to write a story, just like his big sister. But there's a problem, he tells her. Though he knows his letters, he doesn't know many words. ?Every story starts with a single word and every word starts with a single letter,? his sister explains patiently. ?Why don't you start there, with a letter? So the boy tries. He writes a letter. An easy letter. The letter I. And from that one skinny letter, the story grows, and the little boy discovers that all of us, including him, have what we need to write our own perfect story. This picture book from award-winning author Andrew Larsen playfully and imaginatively explores a young child's process of learning to express himself. It promotes the idea that stories are available for everyone to tell, whatever way we can, and will inspire pre-readers to try writing stories of their own. The lively, fun illustrations by Mike Lowery incorporate story panels with dialogue bubbles, adding visual texture. Also helpful, the boy's story is shown both as he actually writes it --- with just a few letters, some punctuation marks and typographical symbols --- and as he imagines it. Celebrating self-expression, self-discovery and imagination, this book would enhance an early language arts lesson on writing, particularly on the parts of a story. It beautifully highlights the exciting worlds that are opened up when children begin to read and write. In a sweet touch, the boy and his sister model a close and supportive sibling relationship.
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ISBN:
9781771380164
Reading Level:
LG
Level 2.3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 270L
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Last Grouping Update 2020-03-14 23:34:12PM
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subject_facet Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Creative writing -- Juvenile fiction
Drawing -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A squiggly story
title_full A squiggly story / written by Andrew Larsen ; illustrated by Mike Lowery
title_short A squiggly story
topic_facet Brothers and sisters
Creative writing
Drawing