Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge!
Colby Sharp invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other; photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds into any form of creative work they wanted to share.
The result is a stunning collection of words, art, poetry, and stories by some of our most celebrated children book creators. A section of extra story starters by every contributor provides fresh inspiration for readers to create works of their own. Here is an innovative book that offers something for every kind of reader and creator!
With contributions by Sherman Alexie, Tom Angleberger, Jessixa Bagley, Tracey Baptiste, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Peter Brown, Lauren Castillo, Kate DiCamillo, Margarita Engle, Deborah Freedman, Adam Gidwitz, Chris Grabenstein, Jennifer L. Holm, Victoria Jamieson, Travis Jonker, Jess Keating, Laurie Keller, Jarret J. Krosoczka, Kirby Larson, Minh Lê, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Daniel Nayeri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Debbie Ohi, R.J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dav Pilkey, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Dan Santat, Gary Schmidt, John Schu, Colby Sharp, Bob Shea, Liesl Shurtliff, Lemony Snicket, Laurel Snyder, Javaka Steptoe, Mariko Tamaki, Linda Urban, Frank Viva, and Kat Yeh.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Colby Sharp is a co-founder of the online community Nerdy Book Club and its off-shoot conference, Nerd Camp, two popular monthly Twitter chats, #Titletalk, #SharpSchu, and The Yarn, a podcast about bookmaking and the creative process.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought this book was interesting. It is filled with writing prompts and then, responses to these writing prompts. From pictures to texts, these writing prompts were all over the place for they had great variety. I really enjoyed the prompts and the responses were okay. Many of the responses felt off for me, and I just didn’t care for them. There were a few that I really enjoyed and they were very creative. The book is about promoting creativity and that they did. I really liked the idea behind using picture prompts and writing a response based on the picture. The pictures they included in this book consisted of nature scenes, faces, and drawings. The writing prompts were creative and included: parts of poems, the beginning of a sentence, a conversation, a scenario, and situations similar to these. These were a few of my favorites: You’re visiting a distant relative who lives in an old Victorian house. While everyone is downstairs, you sneak away and go upstairs and come across a loose floorboard. You inspect it, the board comes up, and inside it you find….. “I have everything I needed inside my pockets: twenty-five dollars, Chapstick, a map and …………………….” “create something that includes a tree looking out of place.” I remember………..for 5 minutes write down everything you can remember- good and bad memories, funny memories, anything. Then, pick one and write about it. I liked the variety inside this book, some ideas were more creative than others but their ideas were worth pondering over. Their ideas might inspire you/me to create some great writing prompts yourself/ourselves. This is a fun writing tool.