In this emotional and highly visual picture book, a lonely letter sets off on a journey to find meaning. As it encounters various letter combinations, it is confronted by two distinct paths and must make an important choice. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this simple, yet high concept, rich story that explores universal themes of discovery, relationships and the need to belong, with an underlying message about bullying. Both timeless and original, Words is an evocative tale about how letters become words and words create meaning - meaning which could ultimately build or destroy.
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Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite How important is one letter? On its own, a letter doesn’t hold much power but add a few other letters and it means so much more. The words you choose can make a big difference … with one word you can make someone happy or make him or her sad or angry. Words is a book about—you guessed it—words! This very short story by author Lora Rozler reminds us how much impact we can have by choosing the right words. Words can convey emotions so that others can understand us and so that we can be understood. Combining letters to make words is something we all experience when learning to read or write. In Words, the letter 'e' goes for a stroll in search of meaning and finds itself amongst other letters. Does the letter 'e' want to be in the word hate or in the word love? Which road should it take? Author Lora Rozler has created a book to help children—and parents—choose the right words to express themselves and, at the same time, learn to express their feelings. Are you feeling envious, sad, angry, or hurt? Rozler illustrates the words with different fonts to show how words can be strong, light, negative, fresh, or confident. When words are light, she chooses a thin, light font; when words are demanding or harsh, she chooses a bold font. Words is an effective tool for children learning to read and learning to express their feelings with words. All school and public libraries should put this book on their shelf.