Tuesday, December 2, 2014

How to Bake a Book

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How to Bake a Book
By Ella Burfoot
Sourcebooks, 2014. Picture Book

In this rhyming picture book the author relates the craft of writing a book to baking a cake. "Feelings, colors, sounds, a picture,/all add flavor to my mixture."  Burfort talks about crafting characters, choosing vocabulary, and thinking about plot elements. The text is a good length for reading aloud, only a sentence or two per page. The rhyme and meter is well crafted and the illustrations are colorful and lively. This would be a great book to read to a class or a home school group as an introduction to a writing project, or to share with a child who likes to write.

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