Write about a gift you (or a character) received or an object you have or have seen. It could be special or unusual, or a familiar, everyday object. If your object could talk, what would it say? Before you start, explore the object-inspired books and poems on this page by other kids and grown-up authors.
THE ALMOST GIFT My dad almost bought me a Monster High Doll. He brought it to the cashier but I said, “Don’t buy it!” even though I wanted it.
BIRDS The first time I heard English it sounded like a factory. Busy, noisy, banging machines...
After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and her grandmother save their money to buy a big comfortable chair that they can all enjoy.
yellow plastic black sea eye-shaped shard on a darkened map no shores now to arrive — or depart no wind but this waiting which moves you...
From Chapter 26-27 of Loser: He pulls off the glove and reaches into his pants pocket and takes out his lucky stone, Claudia’s gift, the pink petrified clump of bubblegum...He lifts the stone and run
Wet and Crying By Thanha Lai My biggest papaya is light yellow, still flecked with green. Brother Vu wants to cut it down, saying it’s better than letting the Communists have it.