You might remember that a little over a year ago, I reviewed Creative Writing Skills by Lexi Rees. Well, Lexi is back with another writing book for kids, Wicked Writing Skills, and I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for this as well. Many thanks to Lexi for providing me with a copy of the book, and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to join the tour.
Writing is like a spell. It can melt hearts and fry brains, twisting and turning as the magic works.
Want the world to fall at your feet, destroyed by the might of your pen?
– Sharpen your powers of persuasion
– Sky-rocket your debating skills
– Add ooomph to your reports
– And lots more!
Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know to become a WICKED WRITER.
Following on from Lexi Rees’ previous writing book, Creative Writing Skills, Wicked Writing Skills moves the focus from fiction to non-fiction writing. Filled with tips and exercises in which to try these tips out, Lexi Rees’ enthusiasm for encouraging children to explore and develop their writing skills shines through on every page.
Covering many types of non-fiction writing, from constructing a persuasive letter of complaint, to publishing a newspaper, the exercises in Wicked Writing Skills can’t fail to inspire the young writer. The exercises are imaginative and based around subjects that will appeal to children, such as how to catch a dragon, and the diary of a naughty puppy.
Although this is a book about writing, so many of the skills being taught will be invaluable to children in the development of their ability to take part in debate and persuasive conversation as they grow up.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children.
Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now.
She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.
In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.
Win an activity book – Wicked Writing Skills (UK Only)
Don’t forget to visit the other blogs taking part in the tour.