Eraser is always cleaning up everyone else’s mistakes. Except for Ruler and Pencil Sharpener, none of the other school supplies seem to appreciate her. They all love how sharp Pencil is and how Tape and Glue help everyone stick together. Eraser wants to create so that she can shine like the others. She decides to give it a try, but it’s not until the rubber meets the road that Eraser begins to understand a whole lot about herself.
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by Anna Kang, illus. by Christopher Weyant
My Review of Eraser by Anna Kang
Your kids are going to love ERASER. It is such a fun book that teaches a great lesson. Eraser is adorable. She’s got these cute pigtails and big glasses that endear her to you right away. When she is sad, you feel her pain. No one can see how important she is, and pencil is always taking the credit for her work. But, boy, do they find out how important she is when she runs away! Who will correct their mistakes? She makes sure pencil looks good.
I love how ERASER shows kids that everyone makes mistakes, and we all deserve another chance. It’s a good lesson about everyone being important too. You might not get the best position on a team or get to be the line leader all of the time, but you’re important!
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About the author and illustrator
Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant are the creators of Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small and its follow-ups That’s (Not) Mine and I Am (Not) Scared. Christopher’s work can be seen routinely in The New Yorker magazine and his cartoons are syndicated worldwide. As an author, Anna regularly goes through first, second, and third drafts. Chris wears down many erasers while making his art. This husband-and-wife team lives in New Jersey with their two daughters and their rescue dog. Visit them at www.annakang.com and www.christopherweyant.com.