What a clever book. Anybody learning or wanting to be a better writer should pick up this book. Helpful tips anywhere from characters, to plots to adding poetry. It's clear that Gail Carson Levine (author of Ella Enchanted) knows what she's doing.
I really liked how every chapter gives the reader writing prompts. I didn't do them because I wasn't reading the book for that purpose. However, its perfect for any children library writing program. Which I now want to begin. Thanks Levine for the burst of ideas.