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Pencil

A Story with a Point

by Ann Ingalls, illustrated by Dean Griffiths

tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, words, friendship
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Description

Pencil and his boy Jackson are a great pair: they draw, they sketch, they scribble. But then Jackson gets Tablet and Pencil finds himself dumped in the dreaded junk drawer; he just can’t compete with Tablet’s videos, games, and movies. How will Pencil ever reclaim Jackson’s attention? With the help of some new pun-loving junk-drawer friends (and a drooling, pencil-chomping dog), Pencil sketches out a plan to draw Jackson back into their friendship.

A former educator whose first book was shortlisted for a Crystal Kite award, author Ann Ingalls uses kid-friendly puns and an upbeat tone in this story that celebrates friendship, collaboration, and unplugged fun. Buoyed by award-winning artist Dean Griffith’s always-exuberant illustrations, Pencil: A Story with a Point is a gentle reminder that technology is no match for imagination.

About the Authors
Ann Ingalls is the author of more than twenty books for children and adults, including Little Piano Girl, a finalist for the Crystal Kite Award. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ann graduated from Michigan State University and worked as an early childhood and special education teacher. She now writes full time at home in Kansas City, Missouri—except, of course, when she is busy traveling the world.
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Dean Griffiths realized his love for drawing at the age of 12, halfway through reading a comic book. He has illustrated over a dozen children's books, including The Patchwork House by Sally Fitz-Gibbon. He lives in Duncan, BC.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Editorial Review

About Pencil: A Story with a Point

STARRED REVIEW "Office supplies have never been more entertaining than they are in this punny tale of friendship and ingenuity."—Foreword Reviews Starred Review

"The illustrations feature expressive, googly-eyed implements and realistic children and animals...An overload of fun puns will have many readers giggling through to the openly sweet moral at the end."—Kirkus Reviews

"Veteran author Ann Ingalls has produced a book with...much lighthearted play with language that will delight younger readers just learning about verbal humour as well as teachers who could use this book as a lesson on the pun as literary device....[Dean Griffiths] has filled the pages of Pencil with familiar objects which are candy-colourful and plastic in their contours, as well as expressive images of the two dark-eyed, dark-haired children..."—CM Magazine