Review! The Story Catcher by Donna L. Martin


By Donna L. Martin

34 pages – ages 6+

Published by Anaiah Press, LLC on January 20, 2015 (HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY! 😉 )

Synopsis: Addie loves when her family members read to her. They are experts at catching stories! But for Addie, it has always been hard to catch her own story! The words always wriggle out of reach, squish out of sight, nettle out of the net! Will Addie ever become a story catcher?

What I Liked: First of all, I love that illustrations of the grandma has her in a type of aviator outfit – that is a great detail! The illustrations are gorgeous and really draw one in. They have a rather whimsical feel that makes you keep reading. Ms. Martin has written a wonderful story about learning to read, or “catch” stories, while just writing a good story. I like how Addie learns that with a little faith, you can do anything! Its amazing message is a really inspiring one. Ms. Martin’s debut picture book is extremely well written and fun.

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Want to know more? Visit Ms. Martin’s blog  – Click HERE

Categories: Age 6-9

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32 replies

  1. This sounds like a fabulous book!

  2. What a sweet book! Will add it to my list! Great review, Erik! Congratulations, Donna!

  3. Hi Erik! I was pleasantly surprised to find out you did a review of THE STORY CATCHER! I’m so glad you like it and I agree…my favorite illustration is the first glimpse I see of Addie’s Mimi…;~)

  4. I like stories with Grandmas! Especially if they’re in aviator suits!! This sounds like a really cute book! I might need to add it to my school bag! Thanks Erik!

  5. Sounds good. Even the title ‘catches’ and draws one in!

  6. The cover is so appealing. This book sounds just great! All the best Donna.

  7. Great review, Erik! Congrats to Donna. This sounds perfect for Hannah.

  8. As a book lover and writer, I LOVE the idea of a “Story Catcher.” Definitely a book I’d want to read. Thanks, Erik! 🙂

  9. Thanks for the review, Erik! I already have Donna’s book on my to-read list. Can’t wait to read it.

  10. I really like the title and cover artwork!

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