Little Red Writing

By HOLUB, Joan

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ISBN
978-0-8118-7869-2
Publisher
Chronicle


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2013  |  Fiction

K-Gr 2—Written with wit, humor, and puns galore, this fractured fairy tale features Little Red, a pencil in search of a story. Given a writing assignment by her teacher Ms. 2, Little Red travels down the story path with a basket of red nouns looking for the kind of tale that will allow her to display bravery and fight evil, "because red is the color of courage. But what would a brave pencil do?" As she journeys around the school, she encounters action words at the gym, descriptive words at the library, etc., until she comes across a long tangly tail that is up...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2013

Holub and Sweet, along with a cadre of pencils, pens, and erasers, team up to help young writers avoid pitfalls on their way to writing their own stories. Using every available inch of the book, including cover, endpapers, and title page, this energetic volume is full of fun and information. In Pencilvania School one day, Ms. 2 (looking very much like a Ticonderoga yellow pencil) sets out to teach her sharp students a thing or 2 about writing. The students, pencils all, are...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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