Posted by Venus on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Illustrations by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Writing is not easy, or so Violet and Victor Small discover. Carefully crafted, this is the story about how to write stories from a child's perspective. There are all the necessary elements from narration, to pacing, to plot. Both children have very different views on how this story should be done, but somehow managed to create a story together.
This reminded me of how we used to pretend when I was little. Being a writer and reader even at a young age, it wasn't unusual for us to create stories, character sheets, and maps before we began to play. Sometimes we spent so much time building our world that we ran out of time to play and had to return to it later. Anything that encourages children to not only read, but also to create stories themselves get's an A+ in my book.