Flying Fingers: Master the Tools of Learning Through the Joy of Writing (Action Publishing, 296 pages) is a collection of adventure stories from an internationally recognized author Adora Svitak (who turned eight the day the book was published). Flying Fingers includes tips on teaching kids to write, key vocabulary, and interviews with the author, who has appeared on numerous television programs, including Good Morning America. Adora's stories have well-developed plots, funny characters, and the type of down-to-earth humor that keeps kids reading. Each story is accompanied by step-by-step instructions for a writing activity that explores a specific aspect of writing: plot, character, theme, etc. It's a book designed for parents, educators and children.