Back of Book:
From the author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book comes a lively story about a teacher’s special jar where her students keep their story ideas—but watch out when those ideas go on the loose!
The idea jar is where students keep their ideas—anything from a Viking to a space robot to a giant dragon. These ideas can be combined to make new exciting stories. But watch out when the ideas escape the jar—they might get a little rowdy! Adam Lehrhaupt’s newest picture book is sure to inspire creativity, imagination, and adventure.
I love when I find books that discuss the writing process. Idea Jar is a great addition to any writing unit. This is a perfect picture book to discuss storytelling. It shows readers that if they use their imagination they can write about anything. I love that the text says that there is no wrong way to write a story. The illustrations are colorful and allow readers to see all the different ways that they can combine subjects to create a fantastic story. I am looking forward to creating my own idea jar for my classroom.
Ages 5 and up