I have been hearing a lot about Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale. I picked up a copy and read it to my class last week. It was a definite hit. Violet and Victor are brother and sister. Violet wants to write a fairy tale but her brother, Victor does not want to be part of it. He is more about real life things. Violet starts the story and Victor changes it a bit with his own ideas. One thing I love about this --a thing that the kids picked up quickly--is that Violet's words and writing are in purple and Victor's are in orange. The collaborative writing that this book shows will be great to use early in the year for Writing Workshop. There is so much to talk about when it comes to writing and creativity and where ideas go!
The art in this book is amazing. There is so much to look at that I found myself revisiting it over and over again after the first read. I love the colors but there are lots of hidden things in each of the illustrations. I need to spend more time with it for sure.
I picked up the other Violet and Victor book and it is very similar in the fact that they work together to create a story. The evolution of how these two authors work together to create a story is something to add to my early in the year writing workshop conversations I think.