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Adventures with Zap

107 Creative Prompts for Beginning Writers—for Earthlings Ages 4 and Up

Diane Landy, Allison Hershey (Illustrator)


List Price: 10.95*
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Adventures with Zap introduces the magic of storytelling through playful writing practice. Children build skills and confidence while creating a precious keepsake! 

Writing coach Diane Landy brings years of elementary and preschool classroom experience to this one-of-a-kind book, in which each writing and drawing prompt is carefully crafted around a comic story. Kids will: 
  • create characters, settings, and action scenes 
  • bring pictures to life with words 
  • brainstorm when stuck 
  • write thoughts and dialogue 
  • use “power words” 
  • express feelings and wishes. 
Calling all Earth kids! Meet Zap, a spunky blue alien from the planet Vox Nova. When a stowaway from Earth sneaks onto his spaceship, he makes lots of mistakes. Is the furry creature friendly? Or dangerous? Zots! Quick, grab a pencil to teach Zap about our world. Share memories, too, and make up adventures of your own. 

Can’t write yet?
Zip–zapper–zot! Find a helper who can be your reading, writing robot! 

Learning to write?
Ka-zooks! No need to worry about spelling to be an author of this book! 

Already a word wizard?
You’re on top of your game. Play with fun ways to edit and shoot for the stars!

Praise For Adventures with Zap: 107 Creative Prompts for Beginning Writers—for Earthlings Ages 4 and Up

“Both simple and clever. Kids won't realize how much they’re learning as they have fun writing and drawing with Zap. And, what's this? A creative star award at the end!”—Award–winning children’s book author Eve Bunting

The Experiment, 9781615194414, 128pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2018

About the Author

Diane Landy is a writer and longtime volunteer for writing projects in elementary and preschool classrooms. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA, with her husband and two empty nests for daughters away in college.

Allison Hershey is a professional illustrator whose art has appeared in science fiction magazines and adventure games, including Inherit the Earth and Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventures II.