Every story starts with the same thing: nothing. It takes a character (or two) doing a few somethings, maybe solving a problem, and then ... well, you get to decide.
First, the purple octopus is adorable and has a great sense of humor. This is a story about how to "write" a story, as well as what makes a story longer or shorter. The meta is accessible, even for preschoolers who will love it. Especially the clever purple octopus.
Cute graphics, silly adventure, and a story about imaginative stories will hook young readers for many, many re-reads!
This is a picture book with a somewhat circular story about where stories come from.
This book is made for curious kids with big, active imaginations. Some young listeners may be ready to create a story from scratch, others may need a prompt or two: can you tell me a story about a talking flower?
Don't miss the opportunity to collaborate or make this a family activity. Give each person a chance to add something to the story. Be sure to "re-tell" the story with every addition so that it is remembered and all comes together.
Borrow for sure. This is a book whose story is "light enough" that you could create more stories from it.