Synopses & Reviews
An innovative, much-needed creative workbook for fledgling writers (ages 4 to 8)--the first with a character-driven storyline whose 100+ playful prompts foster essential skills
Kid-tested and teacher-reviewed, Adventures with Zap inspires and guides kids as young as age 4 and up to age 8 in skill-building pre-writing and writing practice. The many playful prompts are thoughtfully linked to a story about a space alien, Zap, from the planet of Vox Nova. On his first trip to Earth, Zap visits a "house of books," and is later surprised to discover that he's brought home an unusual stowaway. After trying to befriend the strange creature, he gets scratched, witnesses an attack, and recruits his friend Gooey to help stop the "Earth monster." Letters from Earth kids offer help. In a land of robots, smart wagons, domed homes, and exotic plants, Zap ultimately learns Meow's true identity--and must face sending his beloved friend home
Zap engages kids with an early, confidence-building start to writing by making it personal and fun--whatever level they are at--and unleashing the imagination
Calling all Earth kids
Meet Zap, a spunky blue alien from the planet Vox Nova. When a stowaway from Earth sneaks onto his spaceship, he makes lots of mistakes. Is the furry creature friendly? Or dangerous? Zots Quick, grab a pencil to teach Zap about our world. Share memories, too, and make up adventures of your own.
- Can't write yet?
Zip-zapper-zot Find a helper who can be your reading, writing robot
- Learning to write?
Ka-zooks No need to worry about spelling to be an author of this book
- Already a word wizard? You're on top of your game. Play with fun ways to edit and shoot for the stars
Writing coach Diane Landy brings years of elementary and preschool classroom experience to this one-of-a-kind book, in which each writing and drawing prompt is carefully crafted around a comic story. Kids will:
Adventures with Zap
- create characters, settings, and action scenes
- bring pictures to life with words
- brainstorm when stuck
- write thoughts and dialogue
- use "power words"
- express feelings and wishes.
introduces the magic of storytelling through playful writing practice. Children build skills and confidence while creating a precious keepsake.