This a lovely collection of four short stories written, as though straight from the imagination of Ayla. A visit to the Storysong Facebook page reveals that the author was inspired to write these short stories after watching her nieces play. What a great way to inspire students to write!
There is a mixture of simple drawings with both speech bubbles and direct speech making the stories easy to read and enjoy.
The simplicity of the stories make them great to use as a writing prompt for imaginative writing, observational writing, show don’t tell and teaching inferencing in reading.
Title: Run Ayla Run
Author: Soona Song
Illustrator: Mikyung Song
Publisher: Walking Book
Date of Publication: December 2018
Age range: Picture Book
Reviewer’s name: Leanne Nathan, Associate Principal, Clendon Park School
How highly are you recommending this book? Highly recommended
What’s the book’s opening sentence? Oh? What’s this? It’s a bone!