Jeffrey and Sloth – Why not try doodling your way to a fun tale?
Jeffrey and Sloth written by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by Ben Hodson
Picture book about writing and drawing published by Orca Book Publishers
Staring at a blank sheet of paper (or computer screen) can be awfully daunting when you can’t find anything to write about (or blog about). For Jeffrey, the solution is to draw a shining sun, snow-capped mountains, space aliens and a round-bellied, long-armed sloth. Jeffrey’s sloth suggests that Jeffrey should make himself useful and sketch a chair. Before long, Jeffrey discovers that his drawing and words are magical – with them, he sends his creation digging, swimming, climbing and trekking.
A fun picture book – especially for a young writer seeking inspiration. Why not try doodling your way to your next tale?
Lesson plan for Jeffrey and Sloth (in PDF format) based on six traits of writing.