cover image Show; Don't Tell!: Secrets of Writing

Show; Don't Tell!: Secrets of Writing

Josephine Nobisso. Gingerbread House, $26.95 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-940112-13-1

With a title that broadcasts the classic mantra, Show; Don't Tell: Secrets of Writing by Josephine Nobisso, illus. by Eva Montanari, acts as a manual based on the author's writing workshops. Prompts to incorporate tactile, audio and olfactory details help kids focus on their senses when writing; a cast of animal characters-rendered in whimsical acrylics and pencil-lead aspiring authors along with brief tips and words of wisdom. .