Oct 13, 2014
Written and Illustrated by: Marie-Louise Gay
Published by: Groundwood Books
Published on: October 13, 2014
Provided by the publisher for review. All opinions are my own.
Who wouldn't want an author visit? Especially from an author as fun as the one behind Stella and Sam?
But there are billions of us and only one Marie-Louise Gay.
No problem! Gay has brought an author visit to us in this book.
She takes us through her creative process, from a blank page waiting to be filled with beautiful artwork and lyrical prose.
She adds jokes into the art, so it seems even more intimate than an author visit.
She takes us into the area of writer's block, and we see how her mind wanders, right into a fantastic story about a giant.
This is an amazing book for giving a behind the scenes look at a famous writer, but also for giving young writers an idea of the process. This isn't just for those who want to publish their own books, but also for students struggling to write essays or built stories for school. If the award-winning brain behind Stella & Sam needs to edit her work and let her mind wander, then maybe so does a grade 2 student trying to write an ode to his pet on Valentine's Day. This is an excellent book for early elementary students.
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I loved this book when it came across my desk, glad you did, too. Definitely a book to use when beginning to teach a young class how to write.ReplyDelete