The Word Collector
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.

The Word Collector Details

TitleThe Word Collector
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 30th, 2018
PublisherOrchard Books
ISBN-139780545865029
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Storytime

The Word Collector Review

  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    So good.
  • Mindi
    January 1, 1970
    Such a good book.
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    January 1, 1970
    Reynolds, Peter H. The Word Collector. PICTURE BOOK. Orchard Books (Scholastic), 2018. $18. 9780545865029Jerome loves collecting words. Any word that catches his ear and eye and heart. One day as he is transporting his collection, he has an accident. As he picks up his words he starts to see them in brand new ways and realizes he needs to share these fabulous words with everyone.What a fun book to share with any child who is complaining about expanding their vocabulary! Jerome’s love for words s Reynolds, Peter H. The Word Collector. PICTURE BOOK. Orchard Books (Scholastic), 2018. $18. 9780545865029Jerome loves collecting words. Any word that catches his ear and eye and heart. One day as he is transporting his collection, he has an accident. As he picks up his words he starts to see them in brand new ways and realizes he needs to share these fabulous words with everyone.What a fun book to share with any child who is complaining about expanding their vocabulary! Jerome’s love for words shines through clearly and my eyes delighted to read the many words that Reynolds chose for the illustrations!EL, MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacherhttp://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2017/...
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  • Lynne
    January 1, 1970
    I always enjoy Peter Reynolds' books. They make great read-alouds, offer some really good ideas for teacher to use within their classes to spark some creative discussion and activity, and are just fun. This is no exception. Jerome collects words like some people collect coins or stamps. I loved looking at the words he collected as much as I liked the story! This got me to thinking about words I love to hear and use, the words that make such great choices instead of the easy and overused ones, an I always enjoy Peter Reynolds' books. They make great read-alouds, offer some really good ideas for teacher to use within their classes to spark some creative discussion and activity, and are just fun. This is no exception. Jerome collects words like some people collect coins or stamps. I loved looking at the words he collected as much as I liked the story! This got me to thinking about words I love to hear and use, the words that make such great choices instead of the easy and overused ones, and the weight a word can carry or lift.
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    The Word Collector is in my opinion Peter H. Reynolds' best book yet! Jerome collects words... words he heard, words he read, short words, sweet words, perfect-sounding words... until one day, he used his words to make a poem, then a song and he realized how powerful simple words are, so he gave all his words to others and that was the just the beginning... How will you make the world better with your words?Reynolds' message resounds in my mind as I think of the impact that words have in each an The Word Collector is in my opinion Peter H. Reynolds' best book yet! Jerome collects words... words he heard, words he read, short words, sweet words, perfect-sounding words... until one day, he used his words to make a poem, then a song and he realized how powerful simple words are, so he gave all his words to others and that was the just the beginning... How will you make the world better with your words?Reynolds' message resounds in my mind as I think of the impact that words have in each and every one of us... Let's build a better community by using the right words for those around us.
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  • Susie
    January 1, 1970
    Perhaps I am biased because I actually got to see Peter Hamilton Reynolds read this aloud on its book birthday in Indianapolis. (He told us that this is the first book that uses his full middle name, at his mother's request) It was a delightful evening. I could envision teachers doing so many things with this book! The obvious one would be to have students collecting their own words, then participating in many of the same activities that Jerome does.
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  • Briony
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful! Stunning! Everyone should read this book. Reynolds captures how words by themselves can be inspiring, but words put together, are powerful. Words do not have to be complex to convey meaning and that the simplest words can have most feeling. Best of all, sometimes no words are needed.
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  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    Jerome collects words and sorts them into categories. When he accidentally mixes up these collections, he discovers the beauty he can create by blending them together. At the end, he shares this with the world. Reynolds never disappoints.
  • Anna DuBose
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic illustrations and a wonderful message! Words are powerful, magical, important... This one resonated deeply with me.
  • That One Librarian
    January 1, 1970
    4.25+
  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    Purely joyful and heartwarming! A celebration of words and the ideas, wishes, and dreams they convey!
  • Marcie
    January 1, 1970
    Love this for word study that was discussed at Adams County IRA by Lori Conrad which was where I got the f&g.
  • Mary Librarian
    January 1, 1970
    A reach for your dreams and the power of words are the themes of this book.From advance reader copy.
  • Jane
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a lovely inspiration to enjoy our language and immerse ourselves in its beauty.
  • Pauline
    January 1, 1970
    Powerful mentor text for teaching Word Choice to children. This book illustrates the JOY of words, not merely vocabulary as drudgery...
  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    Another gem from Peter Reynolds
  • Gayle
    January 1, 1970
    Again, Peter Reynolds NEVER disappoints. I love this one as much as his others.
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely beautiful book! I loved it!
  • Lorie Barber
    January 1, 1970
    Reynolds has done it again. Beautiful and inspiring. I can’t wait to share this treasure with my students.
  • James Bailey
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful, marvelous, brilliant, and fantastic are just a few words I collected to describe this book! I love Peter H. Reynolds and love this book!
  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Cover has a black boy on it. I really liked this book, and it lived up to its hype. How can a reader not love a word collector? Funnily though, the last page reminds me of the Grinch because Jerome (the MC) is standing on a hill looking down at the village with his huge sled and now-empty bag that had previously been Grinch-sized.
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