Not Just Annie’s Story
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Annie is writing a story for her teacher. But no matter how hard she tries, she keeps getting her facts muddled. Finally, Annie puts down her pen and ventures out into the world to learn for herself how things really are.
Not Just Annie’s Story is a rhyming picture book, named after a particularly adventurous and determined little girl.
The best thing about the finest picture books is that they become magical when shared out loud. The books that truly shine excel in two areas: they have a rhythm and rhyme scheme that is simple and easy to engage with, yet meticulously crafted; and they have content that is equal parts whimsical and entertaining. Alas, too often, books that are released into this field have only achieved in one of these areas, to the detriment of the other. Not Just Annie’s Story aspires to both an easy-to-read style and presentation of whimsical absurdity, and a lyrical delight for adult readers to present to their children (or vice versa).
Annie’s teacher gave out homework
Due in two weeks time.
She asked them for a story
And it had to be in rhyme.
Annie took her pen and said,
“I know just what to write.”
And she worked so very, very hard
Staying up all night…