Mom and Me Reviews: How to Write a Story by Kate Messner

Mom and Me Reviews: How to Write a Story by Kate Messner, Illustrated by Mark Siegel

How to Write a Story by Kate Messner

First Line: “Step 1: Search for an Idea– a Shiny one”

Summary: This book gives gentle encouraging instruction to young minds on creating stories. They may or may not be in book form. It is told as more than character arc– like “shiny ideas” instead of just a story idea. You want a “good” one.


                Maggie: 10 out of 10

                Conor: goo goo gah gah

                Mama Lala: 10 out of 10

Their Thoughts: “I dont know what about this story isn’t perfect!?” I like the illustrations. I like how it ixplains to us how to write a story so well.

Me: “You want to give it [writing a story] a shot?”

Her: “Mmmmmaybe. But, I’ll need that book again.”

My Thoughts: I love how simplified Messner made the complex task of writing a story. She took it from a mess, to an obtainable goal for children (and adults).

FYI: This is a new nonfiction book in or J (or elementary) section.

Happy Reading our friends,

Mama Lala, Maggie, & Conor

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