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  • 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)

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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision

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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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Format: Paperback
We read this book in our class and we think that it is 'wonderful' 'quite good' 'alright' 'awesome' 'epic' 'fantastic'.
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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Beautiful book. A real hit with my little artist!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8f71bed0) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
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HASH(0x8f595348) out of 5 stars Lost for Words 19 Mar. 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Tapir was so eager to write yet with pencil to paper he was as blank as the paper sitting in front of him. All of his friends were creative writers.

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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8fa0e498) out of 5 stars Cute characters and sweet message. 14 Mar. 2014
By Heidi Grange - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I found Lost for Words to be an adorable story about finding one's own voice. I really liked the fact that the author/illustrator used a tapir as the main character. I can't say as I've ever seen one of those in children's fiction before. I loved the way the story highlights the strengths of Tapir's friends and how Tapir struggles to find his own talent. Tapir tries to write poetry like Giraffe and a story like Hippo, but he can't come up with any words. It isn't until he follows his own innate feelings that he finds a way to express his appreciate for the beauty around him and his feelings for his friends. How many of us try to be as good at different things as our friends rather than developing the natural abilities God's given us? A sweet story with delightfully expressive illustrations. Highly recommended.
HASH(0x8fb97fd8) out of 5 stars Some can write, some can sing, some can draw..... 3 Jan. 2015
By Richard and Liz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you have been around children for any length of time, you will have noticed that they all develop at different stages. Not only that, they all have different ways of expressing themselves. There is no "right" way to create a story and that is the knowledge children will gain from this book. It is alright to be unique.

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!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f6f2660) out of 5 stars Differences in creativity 11 Mar. 2014
By Vera - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This cute picture book begins as Tapir gazes at a blank sheet of paper, holding his pencil, and trying to write. But sadly nothing is forthcoming. He is at "A Loss for Words" as the saying goes. But the real problem is he is lost because he has no words to put there on the paper.

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.
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