Bryan Cohen is "known" for his creative writing prompts. He has several books (with similar covers to this one) on the market that give you those writing prompts to help you with creativity, to help you get your imagination going. They are a useful tool for people who write, for creative writing classes and for people who journal. If you do a Google or Bing search online for "writing prompts," what you will see are many websites set up to give you just the kind of things you will see in this book - story ideas, character ideas, leading questions - all things for you to elaborate on, for you to put a lot of thought into - things that help very much with the freewriting and journaling process.
I have worked for a long time with schoolaged children to help them be better writers and even encouraged them to write on their own and to keep a journal. I wish that his books had been around when I originally started this because his are far better than the ones that I found on the internet. Reading through these, I found myself thinking about the "writing prompts" and coming up with stories and ideas in my head. That is what "writing prompts" are for.
The prompts in this book would work really well with middle school children, high school children and even adults. A lot of them could be adapted to use with older elementary school children. I know that I will definitely be using this book (just like the other two that I have read) with my kiddo-os.
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. (A funny thing happened on my way to writing this review - I realized that I had, in fact, purchased it a few weeks earlier. I remember putting it on my wish list ... but still, I did receive a copy and I did write the review ... just goes to show that I would have read the book whether I got it for free or not.)