The Resource The word collector, Peter Hamilton Reynolds

The word collector, Peter Hamilton Reynolds

Label
The word collector
Title
The word collector
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hamilton Reynolds
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jerome enjoys collecting and using words that he hears, reads, or sees, and then decides to share his collection with others
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • Gr 1–3—Jerome is a collector. While others collect stamps or trading cards, he collects words that he hears, sees, or reads—words that catch his fancy "multisyllable words that sounded like little songs" or "words he did not know the meaning of at first, but … were marvelous to say…." When he accidentally slips and his word collection scatters, he is inspired to begin "stringing words together. Words he had not imagined being side by side." Soon there are poems and songs and surprisingly simple, but mighty combinations like "I understand" or "I'm sorry." Determined to share his newfound knowledge, on a breezy day, Jerome climbs a hill and tosses his collection to the wind. Reynolds leaves readers with his own string of words, "Reach for your own words/Tell the world who you are/And how you will make it better." Less wordy (excuse the pun) than Roni Schotter and Giselle Potter's The Boy Who Loved Words or Max's Words by Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov, 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. VERDICT A perfect introduction to vocabulary units that should encourage youngsters to collect their own words to create their own poems. Have students write 10 favorite words from their collections on slips of colored paper for a poetry word wall, and let the inspiration flow.—Barbara Auerbach, formerly at New York City Public Schools --Barbara Auerbach (Reviewed 12/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 12, p90)
  • Young logophile Jerome moves through a deepening relationship with words in Reynolds' latest.<br><br>Jerome, a young boy of color, is a fastidious collector, but rather than collecting bugs or coins or comic books, Jerome collects words. Words that are new to him, words that sound fascinating to him, words that delight him—Jerome copies down his favorites and keeps them organized in scrapbooks. One day, Jerome takes a tumble, and his books of words seem to explode, and clouds of paper fill the page. His collection becomes fantastically jumbled as "words he had not imagined being side by side" suddenly inspire Jerome to make new creations not only to collect, but also to share. Phrases become poems, and poems become songs. Simple words share powerful feelings. Even as he delights in sharing of himself with his burgeoning lexicon, he decides to share his collection as well, releasing it into the wind for others to find and begin their own collections. In his love letter to those who take delight in words, Reynolds elegantly and with almost ironic brevity demonstrates the entrancing meanings and sounds and textures of English words together with uncluttered (if fairly literal) illustrations to capture the beauty of words and the wonder of sharing them with others. (Languages other than English are largely unrepresented.)<br><br><br>Enchanting if monolingual. <i>(Picture book. 4-8)</i>(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616436
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, Peter H.
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 490L
  • Decoding demand: 85 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 84 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 56 (medium)
  • Structure demand: 66 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Reading level
2.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Picture books
  • Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Communication
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Picture books
  • Vocabulary
Target audience
primary
Label
The word collector, Peter Hamilton Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1897739
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780545865029
Lccn
2017022993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780545865029
  • (OCoLC)994525344
Label
The word collector, Peter Hamilton Reynolds
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1897739
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780545865029
Lccn
2017022993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780545865029
  • (OCoLC)994525344

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