Thursday, July 9, 2015

Yea! Another Good Picture Book


The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli   is sure to make your child happy. And it definitely makes this author happy. When Red Brick Library has a contest for writing the "best story" this pigtailed (unnamed character) is determined to win. She asks for help, but only becomes more confused by the advice she gets from everyone. The story stresses that we all have different ideas of what is good, but those ideas may not reflect the story the writer has to share. 

As an author myself, I loved this because what critique group doesn't suggested a dozen different directions your story should head?  And as you read published stories you can become even more confused. There seems to be no credible rules indicating what is good and what isn't. So it has to be all about personal taste. It's not about good and bad. 

I think this book is a winner.  Give it a try. 

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