Author/Illustrator: Kate Banks. Illus. Boris Kulikov
Publisher: Frances Foster Books. Imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Publication Date: 2006
Genre: Picture Book - fiction
Audience: Gr. K-5
Overview: Max wants a collection of his own, because his brothers won’t share theirs. He discovers that putting his items in a certain order makes his collection more valuable than those of his brothers. When they realize the importance of Max’s collection, they want to be part of it, too
Activity: Get together scissors, old magazines, and newspapers. Add glue stix and some time to imagine. This is a wonderful story about a young child’s discovery of the power of words and will inspire readers to begin writing using their own word collections.
Reviewer’s Name: Deb Marciano
Posted by Dr. Deb L. Marciano at 10/08/2007