illus. by Christopher Weyant. 38p. Amazon/Two Lions. Sept. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781503902589. POP
PreS-Gr 2—Eraser is tired of cleaning up after bossy and arrogant Pencil; she knows she is destined for more. She shares her desire to be creative with her encouraging friends Ruler and Sharpener. When the school supplies begin working on a big science project, Eraser may get her chance to shine. Educators will identify and appreciate Eraser's growth mind-set and all readers will find comfort in the opportunity to embrace second chances. The story is reminiscent of the Drew Daywalt's The Day the Crayons Quit, but with different perspectives and complexities. Pastel illustrations and the use of curvy two-dimensional shapes bring everyday school supplies to life.
VERDICT A delightful picture book that emboldens readers to embrace mistakes and elevates the eraser to hero status. A fun addition for storytimes and classroom read-alouds.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing