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Any Questions?

Dec 12, 2019

Have you ever wanted to ask an author where their ideas come from? Or how you can write your own story?

In this book Marie-Louise Gay has brought the questions her young readers have asked to life. Amazing questions about drawing, writing, the beginning of ideas and many surprising questions too.

Marie-Louise Gay has invited these inquisitive children into her book to collaborate with her on writing and illustrating a story within a story. We learn that creative inspiration can come from the blank page, colours, words, sketches, drawings and ideas that are captured. Some ideas work and others don’t.

An award winning Canadian children’s author and illustrator, Marie-Louise Gay is a favourite around my house. My kids and I enjoyed all her famous Stella and Sam books so I knew this one would be just as fun! With amazing illustrations, paintings and collages, I love how this book is a work in progress. We can see the story unfold as we’re reading it and the results are fabulous!

This is a perfect picture book for age 4-8 year olds. It would be a great classroom tool for encouraging and stimulating creative writing projects. It inspires all of our creativity to come out and play, and offers an invitation to create our own story.

Helps with: asking questions, brainstorming, creative process, creative writing, imagination, drawing, curiosity, coming up with ideas, story telling and how to find inspiration.

Author: Marie-Louise Gay
Publisher: Groundwood Books, 2014