No Boring Stories
A story about finding your people and following your heart, even if your heart is telling you to write about evil attacking grapes from outer space.
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- Mommy cats tucking fluffy kittens into bed
- Fuzzy ducklings waddling to the pond
- Bear cubs giving birthday hugs
- And definitely no BORING STORIES about adorable bunnies
So you can imagine their reaction when a bunny wants to join their writing group.
This cute picture book reminds us all that we often make incorrect assumptions about others, and it might be better if we actually ...more
It would never have occurred to me to write a picture book about a writing group, but it works on multiple levels, not least the advantage of diverse voices in a group.
Fortunately, the International Society for Writers of Odd and Weird figures out (eventually) that maybe not all bunnies like to write stories about puppies and birthday parties.
No boring stories is a cute story that follows one bunny who just wants to have some input from some other storytellers. These other storytellers though don't want to let in him in their group and try to do everything they can to send him away. That is until finally he is able to give them an idea that helps their story and they are willing to listen to the bunny.
This is a great story that brings to mind how we all n ...more
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Hello, friends! Our book today is No Boring Stories!, written by Julie Falatko and illustrated by Charles Santoso, a hilarious yet poignant look at the creative process.
Bunny has a head full of wonderful and strange story ideas, but her fellow “cute and cuddly” creators just don’t seem to get what she’s about. Seeing a sign for a meeting of the International Society for Writers Of Odd and Weird ...more
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
A group of misfits meets together to write stories that aren’t boring. They are creatures never featured in stories and they think its about time something besides cuddly animals get their day. The problem is that a cuddly bunny shows up and wants to be part of their group. Can they somehow all work togeth ...more
When Giraffe-Necked Weevil, Yeti Crab and Barbirusa show up, the society continues working on their story. But Bunny interrupts the ...more
The truly humorous part, is that I read a stack of picture books at the same time as this one, and nearly every single one of them had elements that the "writers' group" sneers at in this story! A fun sto...more
Note: Library School Journal recommends this book for grades k - 3.
The unpopular animals have had enough. They want to be in a picture book! Stories about mommy-loving kitties and cuddly bunnies at bedtime are boring. Wouldn't you rather hear about yeti crabs in robo suits and fierce babirusa princesses who fight giant grape monsters?! This group of misfits has a unique story to tell, but they'll never finish writing it if their over-eager bunny neighbor ...more
This shared great elements of story writing in addition to being a fun story itself. I can honestly say I've never read another picture book featuring a yeti crab or a giraffe-necked weevil, so kids will get introduced to some obsc ...more
Such an odd premise for a book that turns into a lovely and adorable story.
Sick of boring stories about bunnies being cute and cuddly, a group of strange animals band together to write their own exciting stories. When a bunny wants to join they group, they are quick to refuse.
A very cute story with a great message about judging people (or animals) before getting to know them and working together to collaborate on a project.
Very fun and adorable il ...more
I did like the way it pushed back on whose voices are included and what type of stories can be heard. It also disrupted gender stereotypes > girls can be warriors. ...more
For me, the story they were working on felt a little video gamey and off-putting. I've seen other books like this and have been told they are high interest f ...more
An adorable bunny finds a writer's support group for weird ideas and, although initially rejected due to her cuteness and presence in boring stories, she sneaks her hilariously bizarre ideas into a collaborative story.
Be sure to install your vocal modifier for a slew of distinct characters and dialogue. Obviously suitable for a young writers group, this would also be fun for a small group to collaboratively read like a script.
Side note: Be sure to start the story on the ...more
For readers: I thought this book was more of a graphic novel training wheels project. It is funny but I am not sure if it is a wonderful read aloud without a lot of explaining tiny details in the illustrations.
For writers: I had someone suggest as a writer that this is a good book for using a cast of characters effectively.
If you are going to use it for showing how illustrations enhance the storytelling this would be a gre ...more
"I like books where strange stuff happens. But everyone says my stories are too weird."
NOT ONLY IS THIS BOOK FUNNY AND ADORABLE, BUT IT'S ALSO ABOUT EMBRACING THE WEIRDNESS OF YOUR OWN IMAGINATION AND FINDING OTHER PEOPLE WHO CAN APPRECIATE AND SUPPORT YOU AS YOU PURSUE THINGS YOU CARE ABOUT. FOR WRITERS AND ANYONE WHO'S EVER FELT DRAWN TO IDEAS THAT OTHERS AREN'T QUITE SURE WHAT TO DO WITH, THIS BOOK IS WONDERFULLY RELATABLE. I LOVE IT.
Be sure to install your vocal modifier for a slew of distinct characters and dialogue. Obviously suitable for a young writers group, this would also be fun for a small group to collaboratively read aloud, like a script.
Reviewed by: Miss Kelsey, Youth and School Services, Vernon Area Public Library
Use to talk about listening and seeing beyond the obvious.
Very cute illustrations.
Julie grew up in New Jersey, an only child surrounded by books. She decided at age 8 that she wan ...more