Cleaning his room and talking to his best friend while preparing to write what he knows will be an incredible story, little Ike discovers that he is missing just the right ink to get his project underway, a need that requires extraordinary effort to fulfill.
I love the unique style and story in this book, and how Ike creates his own perfect ink for his story. :) This book is imaginative, creative, and fun!
Ike’s Incredible Ink is a fun book about writing a book. Meta, right? Like so many writers, Ike wants to write, but it doesn’t take long before writer’s block stares him straight in the face and he looks for distraction. I think most of us can relate to that feeling, and it’s a great introduction for talking with children about procrastination, about creativity, and about stick-to-it-iveness.
This is a fun and quick read, and my kids especially enjoy the clever details in the illustrations on each page—things like the lid left off the blender, or the X scratched over a drawing of Pluto. I find the story a little thin, but it’s still a decent book all around.
Brianne Farley is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her freelance work has been selected by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. And while her work has appeared in McSweeney’s, the New York Times, and elsewhere, Ike’s Incredible Ink is her first book. Brianne Farley lives in Brooklyn.