Politics and Prose Bookstore
- Washington, D.C.
- Check the Children’s Section downstairs for our book.
SCBWI 2013 Spring Mingle
- Richmond, Va.
- April 27, 2013
SCBWI 2013 Novel Revision Retreat
- Roslyn Conference and Retreat Center
- Richmond, Va.
- June 21-23, 2013
SCBWI 2013 Summer Conference
- Los Angeles, CA.
- August 2-5, 2013
December 20, 2010, Review of “Dad, Tell Me A Story” on Amazon.com
As a long time parent and grandparent I thought I knew a lot about making up and telling stories to children, but the guidance given in this book will help me to take this art to a new level. There are so many ideas of how to make storytelling a much more interesting, interactive, and above all, fun experience. The book relates how this one dad created stories for, and with, his two young boys and how often he was able to involve them in resolving the problems and challenges presented in the stories, which adds immeasurably to the educational value of storytelling. There are so many good ideas that I found myself wishing I could turn back the clock for my now grown children, but my grandchildren will benefit!
A selection of the stories the father and children came up with is presented together with marvelous illustrations of the stories by the author and his children. I read this very readable book from cover to cover. The recommended age range should be increased from 5-11 to include adults of all ages who spend time with children and who can learn so much from this book to hone the craft of storytelling.
Article about “Dad, Tell Me A Story” — How to Revive the Tradition of Storytelling at Home appearing in The Warren Sentinel, Front Royal, Virginia, in its February 11, 2011 edition, Angelle Barbazon reporting:
Article about “Dad, Tell Me A Story” in Washington, D.C.’s Northwest Current in its March 23, 2011 edition. Teresa Gionis reporting: