This Is a Good Story (Hardcover)

By Adam Lehrhaupt, Magali Le Huche (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781481429351, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017



Parents' Choice Recommended

From E.B. White Read Aloud author Adam Lehrhaupt comes an inspiring new picture book that takes apart the pieces of a story--hero, heroine, setting, conflict--and asks the reader to put the story back together again. This is a good story...or is it?

As a child takes her pencil and begins to draw pictures for a story, the narrator takes her and the reader through a rollicking sequence of events in this classic tale of bad guys and townsfolk and dungeons. With simplicity and flair, Adam tells a story and then a meta-story of the parts of the story at once This Is a Good Story is a wonderful primer on the parts of a story and an imaginative way to encourage creative thinking, writing, and storytelling.