Tuesday, August 6, 2019

When Pencil Met Eraser by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr. – ADVISABLE

When Pencil Met Eraser by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr. and Illustrated by German Blanco. PICTURE BOOK. Imprint (Macmillan), 2019. $18.  9781250309396



Pencil likes to draw, and Eraser likes to erase.  At first pencil is just annoyed by eraser who follows and changes everything that pencil draws. Eraser is persistent and positive, erasing the dark sky in a forest into stars and helping with a maze.  Eventually pencil see’s that they things are better when they work together. Features simple bright illustrations.

This is a well written and creative book with a simple plotline about working together and friendship. The illustrations are easy to share with a group as they stand out from a stark white background. However, there is at least one book already out with the exact same plotline with more interest and better writing and featuring excellent illustrations, Linus The Little Yellow Pencil by ScottMagoon. That’s the one I’d pick up for a school library.

Reviewer: Stephanie MLS & Author. 

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