Little Red Writing
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Chronicle Books, 2013. Unpaged. Picture Book
Little Red is a pencil who goes to school in Pencilvania, and who learns in this book how to write a story from her teacher, Ms. 2. Little Red's journey is fun in itself, but includes much good instruction on writing. Right off the bat she has to cut her way through the descriptive forest and get on with the story; then she squeezes too many words out of the Conjunction Glue dispenser and her sentences go on and on and on and on until she is rescued by a truckload of adjectives ("We Deliver Speedily"). So much good information on writing, parts of speech, and the joys of story in this picture book. And I am happy to report that although granny was somewhat diminished by the Big Bad Wolf of a pencil sharpener, she lived to tell the tale.