I Talk Like A River by Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith

Happy New Year!

Sorry I have been away, but I wish all of my readers a 2022 filled with dreams coming true.


Is there something that you struggle with? Something that you feel like you can’t get away from and that makes you want to crawl under the covers and hide? This week’s selection might touch your heart.

The Picture Book of the Week is I Talk Like A River, written by Jordan Scott and illustrated by Sydney Smith.

About the Book:

The book is about a boy who stutters, but it never mentions stuttering. The boy has to give a presentation at school, but can’t seem to get the words out. The other kids laugh and the boy feels frustrated. His dad takes him to a quiet place where he doesn’t have to talk if he doesn’t want to. His dad takes him to a river. What the boy finds at the river gives him the courage to try again the next day.

Writing Exercise:

I Talk Like A River is about a boy who stutters. What is your challenge in life? Write a story about your challenges, but don’t mention the name of the challenge. Use metaphors. Describe, but don’t say what it is.

Happy Writing!

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