There are but twenty six letters in our alphabet, yet together, they can form hundreds of thousands of words. Some letters—L, N, R, S, T, M for example—appear in more words than letters like Q, X, and Z. X checks his personal dictionary and is distressed to find only sixty three words beginning with him (X.) Feeling unimportant, he decides to prove his worthlessness by running away, leaving the other twenty five letters to make words without him. To his great surprise, X discovers he is needed to complete words started by his twenty five friends.
|Publisher:||Stephen F. Austin University Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
MARVIN MAYER, a native of Louisville, KY, began writing children’s books when he retired from a career in banking, bank regulation, and financial management. The Day That X Ran Away is his second picture book, and 3rd children’s book, to be published. Now residing in the piney woods of East Texas, Marvin is a member of the Society for Children’s Writers and Illustrators (“SCBWI”), East Texas Writers Guild (“ETWG”), the New Jersey Children’s Writers Guild, and the Texas Writers Network. An active volunteer, he can be found interacting with children at or for the Tyler Public Library’s “Book Buddy” program and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Have you ever felt unimportant? Does it seem like others with more talents, more money, more "everything" are much more valuable? That is the way X felt, also, but one day he discovered that was not really so. Join X in his discovery in this delightfully written story of one letter's venture in discovering his worth. The book cover and illustrations are marvelously done. They are bright, colorful and with much detail. X's tale was very creative and original. The inspiration of the author in its use accentuated an important point while getting his message across to those reading ad listening. It did miss few points I felt would have increased it's relevance even more. This is a tremendous book for educators use and for Summer Reading Programs. My review of this book offers a Four and a Half Stars rating. This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review, of which I have given.