The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds

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 y...


Details The Word Collector

TitleThe Word Collector
ISBN9780545865029
Author
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherOrchard Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Poetry, Language, Writing
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Reviews The Word Collector

  • Barbara
    1970-01-01
    In this picture book, Peter H. Reynolds does for words and literacy exactly what he's accomplished with his previous titles on art, he makes them cool and wraps them in a clever, philosophical package.Jerome collects words, and he even organizes them into categories. But an accident leads to the realization that sometimes words that seem to have no relationship to each other actually gain new meaning when placed by different, unrelated words. Not...
  • Rita Shaffer
    1970-01-01
    The power of words! Cute story to show the importance words hold.
  • Amy Oberts
    1970-01-01
    The premise of Reynolds' most recent picture book is intriguing...and older listeners and readers are sure to be captivated by the various words Jerome collects, as well as their pronunciations and definitions. Unfortunately, the second half of the story doesn't quite match the authenticity of its beginning; the parting message is a familiar chorus rampant throughout most of Reynold's tales. The illustrations are whimsical and inviting, inclusive...
  • Jillian
    1970-01-01
    I really loved the beginning of this book - and even the middle! (Get this kid a magnetic poetry set, stat!) I love that he started stringing words together and making poetry and songs.But then... it got a little....preachy? It became much less a story about a "real" boy who liked to learn new words and more about an allegorical boy who changed the world, one word at a time. Which... if it had *started* like that, it wouldn't have annoyed me at a...
  • Jana
    1970-01-01
    This clever picture book would be great to share with young readers who love learning new words. And for those children who maybe aren’t particularly interested in vocabulary, this book certainly would inspire them to read and listen a little more closely. The little boy in this story loves collecting all sorts of words. He organizes them and makes special boxes and scrapbooks for them. When an accident mixes the words up, Jerome sees an opport...
  • Anna Louise
    1970-01-01
    A beautiful story about the power of words. The illustrations are so wonderful and so welcome to see the main character as someone who is brown and is valued in the story (it is so sad how infrequent this is). I love this story, the words, the bright colorful clothes the characters wear, and the engaging imagery the illustrations tell. I also love the last page of the book and the question it poses to the reader.
  • Ruth Ann
    1970-01-01
    This is a joyful story about words and the boy, Jerome, who collects them and, ultimately shares them.At first, he keeps his words organized. One day, he slips and his notebooks of organized words go flying and become "jumbled." "Words he had not imagined being side by side..."become poetry and music.And this is not the end of Jerome's story.
  • Julia
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book! We got it from the library but I'll be buying a copy to keep on my daughter's bookshelf. Peter H. Reynolds is just great and this book is all about the joys of language. It was the perfect title to read during Poetry Month.
  • Alicia
    1970-01-01
    A book that gives you the warm and fuzzies particularly when you are a word collector yourself. Who doesn’t love words and their meanings and sounds and significance? Jerome is such a boy and when he collects, they get jumbled up in a fall, but then he realizes there is nothing better than releasing them for everyone else to enjoy. It’s heartwarming and illustrated with an appreciation for words and the character. Plus the colors are to die f...
  • Elisabeth
    1970-01-01
    I love the worlds (and words!) of Reynolds
  • Karrie
    1970-01-01
    Reynolds just makes lovely feel good stories. This one centres on Jerome, he collects words, all sorts. I enjoy that the words are not all simple, how else can you learn new ones? Poems, stories and songs are as varied and have power.
  • Chance Lee
    1970-01-01
    Same premise as Max's Words by Kate Banks but with more charming artwork and a story that focuses more on poetry and the power of words, not necessarily the creation of stories.
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    While it’s not about poetry, it’s such a gem to open a poetry unit talking about the power of words. Peter H Reynolds has another marvelous hit on his hands.
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    so cute!! Makes me want to start my own word collection..........;)
  • Jeimy
    1970-01-01
    Jerome collects and classifies words. He then realizes what happens when words from different categories intermingle and chooses to share his discovery with others.
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    Love the power of words in this.
  • Maria Caplin
    1970-01-01
    Perfect in every way!
  • Fran
    1970-01-01
    Five stars and them some...!!!!
  • Kathryn Allen
    1970-01-01
    Love this beautiful picture book about how words change the world! Will certainly use this one when discussing vocabulary with preservice teachers.
  • Melinda Bender
    1970-01-01
    Beautifully told story about the power and simplicity of words. When words are put together or shared they become even more special.
  • Daley Downing
    1970-01-01
    Just so beautiful!
  • Danielle
    1970-01-01
    So good.
  • Sarah Wiwchar
    1970-01-01
    ALEXIS YOU WERE RIGHT THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD
  • Earl
    1970-01-01
    I can see why people have been raving about this. An inspiring story of the power of words even to those who already have such a love for them.
  • Brooke Beeson-king
    1970-01-01
    Any book that is a love song to words is perfect to me!
  • Mindi
    1970-01-01
    Such a good book.
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    Powerful mentor text for teaching Word Choice to children. This book illustrates the JOY of words, not merely vocabulary as drudgery...
  • Susie
    1970-01-01
    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 d...