Blog tour: Wicked Writing Skills

Welcome to the blog tour for Wicked Writing Skills by Lexi Rees!

About the book…

Wicked Writing Skills: Over 90 non-fiction activities for children

Writing is like a spell. It can melt hearts and fry brains, twisting and turning as the magic works.

Want the world to fall at your feet, destroyed by the might of your pen?

- Sharpen your powers of persuasion

- Sky-rocket your debating skills

- Add ooomph to your reports

- And lots more!

Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know to become a WICKED WRITER.

What did I think?

This is not the first book by Lexi Rees that I am lucky to review. Earlier this year I was happy to join the blog tour for The Book Dragon Club and I loved it so much that I couldn’t wait to browse the pages of Wicked Writing Skills.

The book is aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11 so, once again, both myself and my daughter are not its target audience. But we will be one day, and I am looking forward to help her navigate the incredible writing opportunities that this book presents.

While her previous book, Creative Writing Skills (which I also have and eagerly wait to use) expands on the concepts like character, setting, plot and dialogue, Wicked Writing Skills explores different kinds of non-fiction writing, like marketing texts, newspaper articles and titles and many more.

This is a treasure chest of a book and you will be sure to find the right ‘exercise’ for the right moment! Plus, the cute illustrations and fonts make it fun and enticing for children… and adults, let’s admit it!

More about the author…

Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children. 

Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a "loved by" badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now. 

She's passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.

In her spare time, she's a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.



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