This is a Good Story by Adam Lehrhaupt

This is a Good Story

This is a Good Story has won a 2017 Parent's Choice Award.

"The colorful, whimsical, and childlike illustrations are reminiscent of Ed Emberley’s, and are thus very kid friendly and appealing. VERDICT An imaginative and creative way of educating readers about effective storytelling and elements of style. Great for sharing one-on-one or in a language arts classroom." – School Library Journal

This is a Good Story has a Common Core aligned classroom activity guide. All of my activity guides can be found here!

An inspiring new picture book that takes apart the pieces of a story—hero, heroine, plot, setting, conflict—and asks the reader to put the story back together again. This is a good story…or is it?

As a child takes her pencil and begins to draw pictures for a story, the narrator takes her and the reader through a rollicking sequence of events in this classic tale of bad guys and townsfolk and dungeons. With simplicity and flair, Adam tells a story and then a meta-story of the parts of the story at once! This Is a Good Story is a wonderful primer on the parts of a story and an imaginative way to encourage creative thinking, writing, and storytelling.

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Where can you get This is a Good Story?

This is a Good Story is available from your local independent bookstore or one of the online retailers below:

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School visits, author appearances, and workshops!

What do people say about Adam's presentations?

“Thanks so much for sending Adam our way. The elementary school, preschool, and weekly story time audiences really enjoyed his entertaining and informative presentation. He’s great with kids of all ages!”

— Hillary
Alexandria, VA
— Kathy
Newtown, PA

“What a star! Adam gave the most entertaining presentations today, and the little kiddos were completely enthralled. It was a wonderful day and thank you for the opportunity to escort such a talented and nice author.”

— Ginny
Boston, MA

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