Peter Reynolds has written and illustrated a lot of really amazing picture books, and Word Collector might be my new favorite.
Jerome has a hobby—he collects words, just like some people collect stamps or bugs or coins. Sometimes he doesn’t even know what they mean when he writes them down, but they look so wonderful he has to include them.
One day, though, he realizes he can do so much more with his words—he can use his collection to make something new and unique, and even share them with other kids.
And as Jerome discovers, sometimes the most powerful words are also the simplest.