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Summary: Black and white photographs create an imaginative canvas. The prompts that go with the picture encourage the user to write or draw something. This is a photo-illustrated book of prompts to encourage creativity.
Type of Reading: family reading, independent reading, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 10; read yourself: 9 and Up
Interest Level: 8 and Up
Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: Exploring this book was a ton of fun! There are so many options: draw a treasure in a window; mirror-image an animal's face; complete a story about who lives in the village. Sometimes, the prompt lets the reader decide if they want to draw or write (e.g., what's making that noise?) I'd pick this over a coloring book any day!
Pros: Hold in your hand this book of endless opportunities for creativity. Just looking at the photos will get readers' imaginations flowing.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a great book to have handy for rainy days and road trips, too.
Educational Themes: This is a personalized book. Readers write and draw to create their individual stories. The book is set up in such a way that each spread offers its own theme, so readers can pick the page that inspires them that day.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.