Look At My Book!: How Kids Can Write & Illustrate Terrific Books

Look At My Book!: How Kids Can Write & Illustrate Terrific Books

by Loreen Leedy


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Brainstorm for ideas, get into some fascinating research, and explore art styles; it's time to create a book!

In no time at all kids can be off on a literary adventure that they can create as they go along. With the help of humorous characters, the experienced Loreen Leedy tells kids everything they need to do to become authors, illustrators, editors, and designers of their own fantastic books. She provides step-by-step instructions as well as tips for incorporating the wildest and most original ideas. This innovative book will inspire young authors and give them the practical information they need to reach new heights of creativity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823419593
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,134,529
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Loreen Leedy has been writing and illustrating picture books since she was 25 years old. Her innovative list of over thirty books includes Seeing Symmetry, which The Horn Book called "excellent," and The Great Graph Contest, which School Library Journal called "exciting and energetic" in a starred review. She lives in central Florida with her husband Andrew Schuerger, who is a scientist.

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Look at My Book: How Kids Can Write & Illustrate Terrific Books 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ahernandez91 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book describes the writing process in brief little bubbles, but it is so accurate. Leedy explains in chronological order how to begin writing a book, but the process can be used for essays and papers too. First one should brainstorm and gather several ideas, think of a genre, research some of the ideas that were brainstormed, develop characters and a setting, devise a rough draft and sketches, give the book a title, share it to get comments and suggestions for editing, and finally make a final copy. For books, one should decide what format and layout you want for the book, illustrate the book and figure out which lettering to use, and finally the book should be bound together. I loved the way this book was setting up, taking me through each process with comical little characters and with the facts about how to write a book. This would be a great book to have in the classroom for students to look at as a guide when completing writing assignments.
LoveToTeach2012 More than 1 year ago
This book is full of useful information for students who are writing and illustrating their own book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 7 year old daughter who told me she would like to write a book. I had no idea what advice to give her or where to start. I found this book at Barnes and Noble. We read the book together and we love it! It is easy to understand and follow and the pictures are colorful and fun. I know this book will help her get excited about writing at an early age!