Monday, March 10, 2014
Lost for Words
by Natalie Russell
32 pages; ages 4-8
Peachtree publishers, 2014
Tapir has some pencils and a brand new notebook... but there's one problem: he doesn't know what to write. He stares and stares at the page, waiting for something to pop into his head. Nothing.
But his friends have no problems getting their thoughts onto the page. Giraffe is writing a poem. Hippo is writing a story. Flamingo is composing a song.
Poor tapir - the harder he tries to write, the more upset he gets. Until he gets an idea... instead of scribbling words, he draws the sun, and the mud where hippo plays. Tapir's whimsical drawings are great fun to look at, and a good reminder that there are many ways to tell stories. This book will make you want to grab a sketchpad and a handful of colored pencils and head outside to find your own stories to draw.
Today we're part of the Lost for Words Blog Tour. Remember to stop by Peachtree's blog, and tomorrow check out what Patricia thinks about Lost for Words over at It's About Time . Review copy provided by publisher.