Me: "What did we do first?"
CB: "Find snails"
Me: "How could you say that? We..."
CB: "We found snails."
Me: "Good, where?"
CB: "We found snails in the bushes."
I found another great advantage of typing: spellcheck! My daughter is a perfectionist and HATES to be corrected when she writes. But it's extremely painful for me to watch her hand her book to someone after all her hard work and hear them say, "What does it say?" With spellcheck, I didn't have to say a thing. Incorrect words were obvious with the handy red line. Crazy Bug is at the point where she recognized the correct way to spell a word when she sees it, but can't always remember how to spell it on her own. So after she wrote the book, I showed her how to use the spellcheck to find the correct spelling. Every time she was able to pick out the right word from the list of suggestions. I could practically see her thinking, "Oh, yeah, 'right' has a 'gh'." Golden!
I also took some pictures and added them to the pages for her, so it looked really professional. Here's the final result: