Stories with Holesby Penelope Starr on Jan. 27, 2012, under Arts
I was intrigued by the title of this series of books, Stories With Holes by Nathan Levy so I wanted to know more. These are educational books for children (of all ages) that present puzzles that the reader (or listener) has to discover on their own. These logic stories “stimulate pupil critical and creative thinking skills.”
I think that there are a lot of books and stories that would benefit from asking more of the reader (or listener). When the audience has to do some of the work, they become more engaged. Instead of moralizing at the audience, the speaker would benefit from presenting strong characters, vibrant places and interesting conflicts and then invite the listener along on the trip.
According to Amazon, Levy’s “unique Stories with Holes series continues to be proclaimed the most popular activity used in gifted, special education and regular classrooms by hundreds of educators. . . . . As a former school principal, company president, parent of four daughters and management trainer, Nathan’s ability to transfer knowledge and strategies to audiences through humorous, thought provoking stories assures that participants leave with a plethora of new ways to approach their future endeavors.”