= Not bad. Might read twice.
= Fun read first few times. Would get from library again.
= Very enjoyable. Wouldn't mind owning a copy.
= Awesome! Never tiresome for children, parents, teachers, or writers. May just have to buy it.
This week's pick is The Word Collector written and illustrated by Sonja Wimmer.
"Luna loves words. She loves their glow, and laughs when they tickle her. But one day she realizes that, little by little, all of the funny, beautiful and magnificent words are disappearing from the world—and the little girl decides that it’s time to do something about it!"
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
Word Count: 566
Book Level: 3.2
Book Level: 3.2
Topic: words, sharing, collecting
Theme: imagination, determination, hope, encouragement
Luna was an extraordinary little girl. She lived high, high up in the sky. And she had a very strange pastime. Luna collected words just like other people collected stamps: funny words that tickle your plate when you say them, words so beautiful that they make you cry, friendly words that embrace our soul.
CHILDREN: This book is amazingly beautiful! The words flow right into the illustrations. Children are simply mesmerized.
PARENTS: Magical! I absolutely adore this book! Also has a great message of hope.
TEACHERS: Best suited for a writing lesson. Could use as a prompt to get children to write about what they collect too.
WRITERS: Simply wonderful. The more I read it, the more I want to soak it all in. Can't I be Luna, too? The back of the book includes the text listed by pagination.
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