The Book That Wanted to be Read

Book Specs: 11″ x 8.5″ page size, Hardcover, 20 pages.

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The Book That Wanted to be Read

The Book That Wanted to be Read

By: Isaac Ost & Estelle Lazell

Join Buddy the Book in his experience at the bookstore, where he dreams of what it would be like to have someone take him home and read his pages. With so many exciting stories to share, Buddy the Book will take you on a fascinating journey and show you that anyone can tell an interesting story.

I can teach them about pirates and ships,
Treasures and Kings,
Animals that fly or swim in the ocean,
Cars that move with lots of motion…

As Buddy the Book begins to share his stories, his tales take on a life of their own within the bookstore around him. These characters and ideas flow outside of his pages to create an exciting and immersive environment for Buddy to explore.

With light-footed rhymes and catching illustrations, this tale is the perfect introduction to the world of storytelling.

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Use Buddy the Book’s message to reinforce the idea that anyone can tell an interesting story.

Whether it is a narrative, poem, opinion, or informative text, storytelling is always present.

IMAGINE YOURSELF AS A BOOK

WHAT WOULD BE THE MOST INTERESTING STORY THAT YOU WOULD SHARE?

Buddy the Book Workshop

The Buddy the Book Workshop includes a read-aloud of The Book That Wanted to be Read as well as a follow-up, writing activity. In this activity, each student will create an illustrated text in a Story Booklet. Optional curriculum material is provided in PDF format to assist with narrative, opinion, informative, and therapeutic/expressive writing.

Using the Story Booklet, each student will imagine themselves or another individual as a book. Through this perspective, they will develop their narrator and base the content of their text on his/her characteristics.

This writing enrichment program is designed for elementary-aged, general and special education students. It can be implemented as a stand-alone, tuition-based enrichment program or can be used in the daytime classroom to enrich an existing writing project.

Story Booklet

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Designed Booklet

Designed Booklet

An example of a fully designed Story Booklet

Booklet Front

Booklet Front

A simple, open book design as the cover page for each participant to design

Booklet Inside

Booklet Inside

A title page and 10 traditional workbook pages for adding text and illustrations

Booklet Back

Booklet Back

Moveable arms secured with child-safe eyelets and legs attached to the back

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