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Peter H. Reynolds - Word Collector, The

Word Collector, The

Author: Peter H. Reynolds; Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds

  • AGES 4 - 8 
  • Genre Fiction
Some people collect stamps.

Some people collect coins.

Some people collect art.

And Jerome?

Jerome collected words . . .

In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him — short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower. From the creator of The Dot and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words — and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.



2019 Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year


 “[A] love letter to those who take delight in words…Enchanting.”

- Kirkus Reviews


“This book is short and sweet yet packs a powerful punch. Reynolds’s signature ink-and-gouache cartoons manage to capture both the joy of learning and the power of kindness.”

- School Library Journal


“Pastel and white backgrounds make young Jerome stand out while his words on yellow slips of paper float around many of the charming illustrations.”

- Booklist