Some people collect stamps.
Some people collect coins.
Some people collect art.
Jerome collected words . . .
In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him - short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.
From the creator of The Dot and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words - and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.
Peter is a New York Times bestselling children's book author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Judy Moody series, written by Meghan McDonald, The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, and Allison McGhee's Someday, selling more than 20 million books in over 25 languages around the globe. In 1996, he founded FableVision with his brother Paul as a social change agency that creates "stories that matter, stories that move." He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family.
Praise for Happy Dreamer:
"The message of acceptance and patience comes through clearly, and the exhortation to 'carve your own path' and 'show the world who you are' will be appreciated by anyone who has ever felt misunderstood." — Booklist
"Celebrates individuality, self-expression, and the joys of being a dreamer . . . a liberating validation of dreaming as restorative, comforting, and powerful, while giving kids full license to be themselves." — Publishers Weekly
"A sweet gift to praise spirited individuality, this choice encourages readers to dream big. Let those sparkles fly!" — Kirkus
Praise for The Dot:
* "Simplicity itself, like the dot in the title, this small book carries a big message." — Booklist, starred review
* "In this engaging, inspiring tale, Reynolds (illustrator of the Judy Moody series) demonstrates the power of a little encouragement. . . . Reynolds pulls off exactly what his young heroine does, creating an impressive work from deceptively simple beginnings." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "With art that seems perfectly suited to the mood and the message of the text, Reynolds inspires with a gentle and generous mantra: 'Just make a mark.'" — School Library Journal, starred review
" . . . it may speak to formerly artistic young readers who are selling their own abilities short." — Kirkus
Praise for Ish:
*"Ish. . .encourages readers to see the world anew." — School Library Journal, starred review