Jersey author aims to help kids with their creative writing in new picture book


originally published: 08/24/2022

Inspiration is an inconstant thing. Sometimes he likes to hide, but with a little creativity he can always be found! genius idea by Rebecca Gardyn Levington follows a young student stuck on a writing assignment. His spirit matches the weather outside – cloudy, hazy and murky. Suddenly… Plink! Plop! Crackle! The ideas are starting to rain!

The student’s mind becomes a surge of creativity as it splashes through phrase rains and phrase puddles. Rhyming text and abstract, whimsical art bring the creative process to life. Eventually, the clouds diverge and a rainbow takes their place, signaling the end of the student’s brainstorming and the start of an inspired piece of writing.

This picture book, illustrated by Kate Kronreif, is sure to spark the imagination and ingenuity in all readers, especially those who may be struggling with writer’s block. The background includes writing prompts and definitions of common writing terms, making it a perfect addition for classrooms, libraries, or budding writers at home.

Rebecca Gardyn Levington is a children’s book author and poet with a penchant for writing playful picture books and poems. She lives in Summit, New Jersey. Kate Kronreif studied fine art in the UK and is now a freelance illustrator based in Vienna, Austria.

genius idea is published by Sleeping bear press. ISBN-13: 9781534111486

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