The Miracle of a Skype Author Visit! My son’s third grade teachers requested a school author visit from Doug Cushman. They teach a mystery writing unit and they use Doug’s mystery picture books to start off the unit.
A picture book mystery is perfect for breaking down the elements of a good mystery story:
- leading and minor characters
- setting that changes in order to create action and adventure
- an intriguing plot with suspense and a clear beginning, middle and end
- a problem to solve
- a solution that is believeable Read more…