Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus. It provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around the following areas:
- Settings – landscapes, settlements and atmosphers
- Characters – appearance, emotions and personality
- Creatures – appearance, abilities and habitats.
This model was created as a result of feedback from children as to the resources they required to inspire and assist them with their writing. For reluctant writers or those faced with blank page syndrome, Descriptosaurus provides useful starting points to encourage putting pen to paper. Using Descriptosaurus will not only inspire children, it will build their confidence and dramatically improve the content of their writing.
I've had a quick flick through and my first impression is wow!!! This book looks amazing. I can see my children really benefiting from it. Especially the section on characters which will help them with description and figurative language for their story writing and poetry. Does anyone have this book?
Check out the book here: http://amzn.to/2orkS93