Monday, November 11, 2019

Book Giveaway: When Pencil Met Eraser

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes; all opinions expressed are my own. 

One of my favorite experiences reading to my kids is when we're reading and they let out a chuckle - or even better, a full blown laugh! That's exactly what happened when I read my Kindergartner When Pencil Met Eraser, by Karen Kilpatrick. It's a tale of friendship, cooperation, and creativity!

When Pencil and Eraser meet there's a few personality differences, and I love how the illustrations play off the functionality of each utensil to demonstrate the progression of their relationship. It's such a great metaphor for using each other's differences to make a difference together. 

My son especially liked seeing from page to page how Eraser would adjust Pencil's sketches. The facial expressions were especially fun to discuss! Asking "Can you tell how Pencil feels?" and "What do you think Eraser is going to do next?" helped Grayson connect with the experiences of each character. 

Ultimately, it's a book my son and I often re-read as he completes his nightly Kindergarten reading requirement. I also appreciate that given the 4 year age difference of my son and daughter the book is a regular metaphor for their relationship. Instead of seeing him as the "little pesky brother," reading the story together shows my daughter how he adds a special dimension (at times!) to their interactions. 

Grayson is the Eraser to Nia's Pencil!

I highly recommend this book for your young reader as they'll find it captivating, humorous, while as a parent, you'll appreciate the life lessons it provides! 

Would you like to win a copy of When Pencil Met Eraser for your young reader?

Head over to my Instagram post here to enter to win. (Giveaway open to U.S. residents ages 18+; winner announced 11/18/19). 

Good luck!