Eraser is always cleaning up everyone else’s mistakes. Except for Ruler and Pencil Sharpener, none of the other school supplies seem to appreciate her. They all love how sharp Pencil is and how Tape and Glue help everyone stick together. Eraser wants to create so that she can shine like the others. She decides to give it a try, but it’s not until the rubber meets the road that Eraser begins to understand a whole lot about herself.
Inspired by a school essay their daughter Kate wrote in the third grade, the author and illustrator behind Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winner You Are (Not) Small have created a desktop drama about figuring out who you are, finding happiness, and the importance of second, third, and maybe even fourth chances.
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant are the creators of Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small and its follow-ups, That’s (Not) Mine and I Am (Not) Scared, as well as Can I Tell You a Secret? and Will You Help Me Fall Asleep? Christopher’s work can be seen regularly in The New Yorker, and his cartoons are syndicated worldwide. As an author, Anna routinely goes through first, second, and third drafts; Chris wears down many erasers while making his art. This husband-and-wife team lives in New Jersey with their two daughters and their rescue dog. Visit Anna and Christopher at www.annakang.com and www.christopherweyant.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What an original idea! We all know that pencils. pens, chalk, rulers, brushes all have use when creating something. But the eraser? But just think – What happens when we make a mistake? What do we reach for? The quiet and humble eraser. Only Ruler and Pencil Sharpener recognize Eraser’s value to the team. They know that Eraser makes everyone look good by cleaning up their mistakes. So what happens when Eraser has had enough and decides to leave? That’s is when they all learn that Eraser is not there just to clean up mistakes. Eraser also helps give everybody a second chance. This fun-to-read book is absolutely darling. The illustrations are fun to mull over, catching all the little subtleties (i.e., Crayon tells Pencil Sharpener “You make a very fine point.”). These inanimate objects are brought to life and given personalities. Such delight! I chuckled over the use of cute puns – Pencil is sharp but says Eraser has one job – to clean up after him. Tape and Glue can get anyone to stick together. This very clever book should be in every classroom. It is guaranteed to make children smile. It provides opportunities to discuss messages all children need to hear: the value of self-worth (figuring out what you have to offer) and self-respect, and the importance of second chances. Perfect for ages 3 - 7 years (but parents will love it too).