Ever had writer’s block? Yup, me too.
Annoying isn’t it?
I’m pretty confident the smaller people in our lives get it too…. Especially in Writer’s Workshop, the exact time you’re not supposed to get it.
Philip Stead however (another of our fabulous Book Fair special books!) has created a light hearted approach to those tricky moments. The narrator, suffering his own moment of writer’s block, decides it’s time to take his dog Wednesday for a walk around the neighborhood. During this seemingly inconsequential daily ritual, we experience through the narrator & through Wednesday all the finer details surround us…. A plethora of the small stuff that can inspire us to create & think big.
A whole story is built around their walk, the history of their walks, of the their neighborhood, of relationships, of spilt paint & prehistoric beings - so much in such a small moment of time, we are quickly reminded that ideas really are all around.
Nature is such a strong theme in this book, it seemed the perfect excuse for some creative exploration during library time. Nature trays will be available for students to explore - making crayon impressions; playdough impressions; grouping by color or classification & of course our many books on the world around us will be out for investigation too!
Really keen readers might even be able to take these inspirations & create a poem or story based on all the ideas around them!
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