- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market Ed. edition (2 Jan. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0230712193
- ISBN-13: 978-0230712195
- Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 1 x 25.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,064,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lost For Words Hardcover – Illustrated, 2 Jan 2014
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A beautiful book about the importance of art - and the joy of having good friends.
About the Author
Natalie Russell is a talented author, illustrator and printmaker and has exhibited her work widely. This is her fourth book for Macmillan and follows MOON RABBIT (978-0-230-70147-2), BROWN RABBIT IN THE CITY (978-0-330-51107-0) and RABBITS IN THE PARK (978-0-230-75729-5). She is also the creator of HAMISH THE HIGHLAND COW (Bloomsbury). When Natalie's not in her studio creating books, she can be found at Dundee University where she teaches illustration.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is about a Tapir who doesn't know what to write in his notebook so he draws pictures instead. It is good for people who like drawing and art. This is a story about friends. There are good illustrations and interesting words.
We think that this book is for 4 to 7 year olds, but if you like reading longer chapter books this book might be for you.
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Giraffe was so very poetic in his writings.
Hippo knew the beginning and the end to his stories before he ever put pencil to paper.
The words to Flamingo's songs come to her easily as she hums a tune.
He tried all the muses that inspired his friends to write. His friends tried their best to encourage Tapir. Nothing worked. So he took off to find a place be alone and think. Then something came over him and the beauty of the sun began to inspire him.
What do you think was Tapir's muse? Did he have a hidden talent like his friends? Do you have a muse which inspires you?
Such a lovely story the author and illustrator has provided for our children! Words to encourage and illustrations to stimulate their imagination. She encourage children to find their hidden talent.
Friends and family can be a child's biggest cheerleader and sometimes unintentionally the cause for discouragement. Are you in tune enough to your child to recognize their talents?
I highly recommend this book.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.
Tapir has a new notebook and pencils but just doesn't know what to write even though there is inspiration all around him. Giraffe has written a lovely rhyming poem about a tree, Hippo has written an exciting story and Flamingo has composed a song. Poor Tapir thinks he is doing something wrong! Even though he tries everything that his friends are doing, it doesn't work for him. His friends try to encourage him but it is not until Tapir climbs to the top of the hill and looks down on the beautiful view that inspiration hits.
What does he do? You'll have to read this well-written and lovely illustrated book to find out. DELIGHTFUL!
His friends could. He couldn't. Why even the flamingo wrote her words and SANG them! Tapir was simply lost for words. He looked everywhere for words and couldn't find them. But the world was so beautiful to him. He looked. He picked up his pencil. He began to....... (well that would be telling, wouldn't it???).
Let's just say that Tapir found that words were not the only way to be creative. To express himself. To share his joy with others.
Lost for Words will help the age 4-8 child discover that he or she can be creative, too.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Peachtree Publishers in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. No compensation was received for this review. The giveaway winner's copy is also provided by Peachtree and will be mailed directly to them.