Her Idea written and illustrated by Rilla Alexander (2015)
Sozi had hundreds of ideas. They came to her even when she was relaxing. One day she decided to write a book, but something terrible happened. One by one every idea left her. She was lost and alone and crying. Then a friend came to help. He quietly went around and captured all her ideas in the pages of a book. Then when Sozi decided to write her story she had all her ideas in one place to help her. But when she got to the end, Sozi didn’t know what to do. So the book captured her too. Now she lives in the book with all her ideas, which is after all where she really wanted to be all along.
Teachers! Parents! Great introduction for journaling with school age children. Hand them a journal to capture their ideas in written and/or illustrated form. Then when it’s time to write a story, voila! All their ideas are captured in one place for them to use.
You can even make a journal more personal and interesting by decorating it yourselves. Have fun with this!
Check out my friend’s Suzy Leoplold’s amazing personalized journals.