Today I’m participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday. Be sure to check it out here. And if this looks a bit familiar, it’s because I reviewed Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s Write! Write! Write! to celebrate its book birthday earlier this week. But I love it so much, I wanted to share it again.
Title: Write! Write! Write!
Author: Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Illustrator: Ryan O’Rourke
Publisher: Wordsong, 2020, Poetry
Audience: Ages 5-10
Themes: Writing, Poetry
Opening lines: From “Timeline”:
Writing a sentence
is building a tower
block after block
hour by hour.
I am a writer.
And writing is power.
Synopsis: From Amy’s website: Write! Write! Write! is a poetry collection that explores every stage and every aspect of the writing process, from learning the alphabet to the thrilling moment of writing a thought for the first time, from writer’s block to finding inspiration, and from revision to stapling your finished work into a book. These poems also celebrate how writing teaches patience, helps express opinions, and allows us to imagine the impossible. This book, brimming with imagination and wonder, will leave readers eager to grab a pen, pencil, or keyboard–and write!
Why I Like This Book: The number one reason I like this book:Amy’s poems are so accessible to young readers and writers. In the collection there are examples of many different types of poems – rhyming and non-rhyming, couplets, list poems, acrostic, and poems with repeated lines. All explain some aspect of writing and offer an invitation to write. The illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to the words.
Amy has terrific resources for kids at www.poemfarm.amylv.com
For Susanna’s complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.