My oldest daughter is an author!
Well, sort of. One of Abby's favorite activities lately is to write 'books', which generally involves several sheets of paper which she then begs to have us staple together for her. As with her schoolwork on many occasions, she often rushes to get something down on paper, without a care for the quality of it - to her, done is done, no matter how well or not.
Here's an example - she wrote this 'book' a few weeks ago.
Just ignore the spelling - she is only in first grade after all!
Ok, so the illustrations are a bit - lacking. She can draw much, much better than this, when she tries. But I love that she understands how a book is put together - that you need a cover/title page.
Oh, and 'bake' is supposed to be 'bank'... That may clear up a few things for you.
Ok, ok so maybe she needs a little bit more work on her plot too.
But she did develop the story rather well in just a few pages (and words) and it even has a happy ending. I'm pretty proud of her.
And just to show you how she can do when she does really try - here's something she brought home from school. The spelling is unique, but I love how she did the pictures on the back, and how they relate to what she wrote on the front:
There's the helping with dishes picture (on the right), the helping clean her room picture (bottom left) and the helping friends one (upper left).
Oh yes, and here's the inside of the Christmas card she made for us at school...
That one just melted my heart! :)