Monday, November 26, 2007

Starting Young?

My granddaughter's second birthday was in August. (She's the one on the right opening the presents.)
The boy looking at my camera is one of her friends. And guess what he gave her for her birthday?

Done guessing?

He wrote her a book. Yes. You read the type correctly. He wrote her a book. It was an adventure story about her birthday and it included Diego from Dora, and trains and the park by their house. It was very creative. His Dad actually wrote the words on the paper as dicated by the young author. This young author not only made up the story, but illustrated the book as well. It had a beginning, middle and end. Adventure and a goal. Wow! I couldn't wait to read it and loved it when I did.

I remember writing my first book-The Anchor Mystery-when I was about in the fifth grade. I still have it. It's bound by yarn and I drew an anchor on the front as my illustration.

Do you remember when you wrote your first book? Were you a little young thing? Or more mature?

Or if you're not a writer, when did you first realize you loved to read?

Please tell!!!


  1. That's a cute picture, Lindi.

    Hmm, I was in the 7th grade when I wrote my first book. Used loose-leaf notebook paper and bound it in a 3-ring binder. It was murder mystery because I was really into the Christopher Pike teen, mysteries at the time. Wish I still had those books around. The Pike series and my own novel, but both were dumped years ago!

  2. Adorable granddaughter, Lindi!

    I wrote my first book when I was in the fourth grade. "Cindy's Dream" was a story of a little girl who went over the rainbow with her toys who had come to life. It was complete with Poloroid pictures. My friend played Cindy.

    Like you, Lindi, I still have it somewhere. Of course I can never find it when I want it.

    Thanks for the memory.

  3. So far we have two mysteries and what sounds like fantasy? Great stories ladies.