Reading was a huge part of my childhood. Some of my best memories are of my parents reading to me. When I was six and got lost at Disney Land, I knew what to do because of a Sesame Street picture book that my mom had read to me.
Your writing challenge for the next two weeks is to create a new story based off of your favorite picture book from childhood. Do one of the following:
- Re-write the picture book as a story for adults.
- Take the moral or theme of the picture book, and write a different children’s story with the same moral or theme.
- Why was that picture book your favorite? Identify element that made the book special for you. Then, write a story that contains that element, but otherwise is unrelated to that picture book.