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Winner at the 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
A poetic tale about the magic of words and the power of positive words, which invites to enjoy this wonderful story in a fun, original way.
Guided Reading Level: P, Lexile Level: 720L
About the Author
After several years studying and working as a designer in her hometown Munich and Brussels, Sonja Wimmer decided to devote herself to illustration and traveled to Barcelona to continue her artistic training at the Llotja School of Design Art. Since then, she lives between brushes and stories, working as an illustrator and freelance for publishers and other customers worldwide. She has received many awards for her work in the United states, most notably Gold Medal for Best Illustrator for The Word Collector.
What People are Saying About This
"A title that leaps and spirals with energy, let's hope we're lucky enough to see other books by Ms. Wimmer float across the pond to our side, and soon. Luminous luminous luminous." —www.blog.SchoolLibraryJournal.com
"The book has a positive message and is really quite delightful to read." —OC Family
"Beautiful, haunting descriptions of words and the power they hold will make this a favorite for linguaphiles, both old and new." —Kirkus Reviews (March 2012)
"Children who like words that sing and hop, words that are long and complicated, will love this very unique picture book. The text is incorporated into the delightful collage artwork so that Luna's story dances across the pages." —www.LookingGlassReview.com
"The text is scattered about the page in a free form pattern, much like concrete poetry, and would provide inspiration for children to start their own collection of words in various languages." —Association for Library Service to Children
"Lovingly illustrated with vivid colors and precious details." —The Children's Book Review blog
"This book infuses an interestingly unique layout of phrases and words that tango across the page as they tell the positively magical story." —The Corner on Character blog
"[The Word Collector] will capture any reader, young and old, who loves language and words. With lyrical text, beautiful language and illustrations, this is a delightful addition to any home or classroom library."—"A Picture Book a Day" blog