Monday, October 10, 2011

Fanny & Annabelle - By Holly Hobbie

This is a great book for introducing children to the art of creative writing! It teaches that ideas for stories can come from anywhere, but especially from real-life experiences.  Fanny not only manages to write a cute story about her doll Annabelle, but she also learns a valuable lesson in honesty.  The phrases "holy cow" and "heavens to Betsey" are used, but the book has a very wholesome story line.  The fun illustrations alternate between drawings of the main characters and sketches from the story Fanny is writing.

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