How To Tell A Story (Paperback)
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How To Tell A Story (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
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The book is a guide to the principles of creative storytelling. It covers the essential elements like conflict, characters and their motivation, dialogue, plot, theme, and, of course, the climax. As you turn the pages, you'll be prompted to roll the story blocks. And that's when the magic starts to happen. The blocks are coded by colour, each loosely associated with a part of speech. A simple exercise about motivation, for example, asks the reader to roll the blocks and find one red block (person or animal) "who wanted nothing more in this world than to" one green block (action). Depending on the outcome, the reader might end up telling a tale of a cowboy who just wanted to dance or a mummy who wanted to race cars. How to Tell a Story combines the surprising whimsy of Mad Libs with the compelling fun of storytelling cubes. Its prompts and games will have readers mastering the basics of storytelling while exercising their creative muscles. And who knows where that journey will end?

Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761184577
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 203 x 203 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Finally, an educational toy that recognizes the important role that storytelling plays in the growth and development of young minds. (Loud whisper: 'It's fun, too!')"
-Brad Bird, writer and director of The Iron Giant and Pixar's The Incredibles and Ratatouille.

One of Huffington Post Canada's Hottest Kids' Books of 2015!

"An epic game of endless possibilities...You can play/read it in so many of different ways."
-Boy's Life

"How to Tell a Story is like a creative writing workshop in a box...an absolutely wonderful way to stimulate creativity while learning how to be a better storyteller."
-The San Luis Obispo Tribune

"How to Tell A Story
by Daniel Nayeri combines a color book with a custom set of 20 illustrated blocks to create an ingenious way to learn how to tell a story -- from beginning to middle to end."
- The Hartford Courant

"How to Tell A Story is a veritable creative writing master class series made brilliantly accessible through playful blocks of color and category - practically an Iowa creative writing workshop for kids. Middle-schoolers in particular will respond to Daniel Nayeri's wit and wisdom."
-Gail Sider, elementary school teacher

"This is a classroom must have for all levels...I want my ELL students on this right away."
-Paul Hankins, high school teacher

"What could be better than a game that helps children become better storytellers?"
-Jennifer Reed, elementary school teacher/librarian

"[An] awesome writing resource that is sure to get kids' imaginations going and their words flowing."
-Jen Vincent, Technology Specialist in K-8 school and literacy expert

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