Show; Don't Tell! (Hardcover)

Secrets of Writing

By Josephine Nobisso, Eva Montanari (Illustrator)

Gingerbread House, 9780940112131, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004

List Price: 28.95*
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American Booksellers Association "Picks List"
Winner of a 2004 Parents' Choice Recommended Award
Winner of the Best Trade Book with Educational Application award from Global Learning Initiative, a partnership of The Bologna Children's Book Fair and The Association of Educational Publishers
Selected for The Original Art exhibition at the Museum of Illustration
Winner of a Children's Choices Award from the International Reading Association/Children's Book Council
Winner of the National Parenting Publications Honors Award
Innovative yet accessible writing strategies appropriate for both fiction and nonfiction are presented in this enchanting tale of a writing lion who holds court for a cast of animal friends. Aspiring writers learn the essential nature of nouns and adjectives and how to use them to express their individual visions so that they “show and don’t tell” every time. Writing lessons are cleverly integrated into a tale that incorporates a sound chip, a scratch-and-sniff patch, and a tactile object to engage the aspiring writer’s five senses in fun proofs.

About the Author

Josephine Nobisso is a writing consultant and the author of Grandpa Loved, Grandma’s Scrapbook, and Shh! The Whale Is Smiling. She lives in Quogue, New York. Eva Montanari is an artist who has both written and illustrated several books in Italian.