Get out your pencils, crayons and journals – you’re going to want to write after you read this book. It makes you feel like everyone can have fun writing a book and even illustrating!! My Perfect Picture Book pick is…..
Author: Peter Bently
Illustrator: Emma Foster & Deborah Melmon
Publisher: Parragon Books 2013
Audience Age: 2-10
Opening Sentences: One day, Buster was going out to play. “Always carrying a book!” chuckled Mom. “What is it this time, Buster?
Synopsis: Buster Bunny has to write a story for school. He can’t think of any ideas until his friends give him plenty of ideas.
Why I like it: Mr. Bently has written a wonderful story that inspires creativity using everyday things around us. When I read it to my grands they immediately wanted to draw and write. Buster and his friends write a story together and illustrate it in his journal. The journal becomes a story within a story. The illustrators use beautifully bright, large watercolor illustrations combined with a collage feel of photos and textures. The journal looks like a real handwritten journal and is illustrated with line drawings. It even inspired me with an idea for a classroom project.
Activities & Resources: Give your child a simple journal or blank book and let them write their own story. Cut out some magazine pictures or textures and let your child glue them in the journal to illustrate their story.
Availability: Major Booksellers. Also available as a Nook book from Barnes & Noble.
Enjoy the read and blessings on your creativity today!!