It’s time for another children’s book of the week! I always look forward to these posts, because I love discovering new books to read to DJ and Brooklyn. This week’s book is Eraser written by Anna Kang and illustrated by Christopher Weyant. As usual, I have this book through Kindle Unlimited. Eraser is a new book in our collection, and I haven’t actually read it to DJ and Brooklyn yet. However, I’m extremely excited to read it to them tonight. I have read it through a few times to make sure it’s a good fit. In addition, I wanted to be able to share it with you.
This story follows around an Eraser. You can see her helping out Pencil, but she gets no credit. The only one who seems to get any credit is Pencil. She’s sick of the face that only thing she can do is erase. She tells her friends that she wants to more. Eraser tries to help and do more, but is only met with criticism. This leads her to the decision to leave.
When she leaves she ends landing in the garbage where she meets a bunch of first drafts. They happily greet her. After talking with them she learns that she does do more than erase things. She creates in her own way. Meanwhile, while she’s gone Pencil learns how important Eraser really is. In the end, everyone realizes that while everyone has their own special skills that they’re all just as important each other.
I think this book is going to be very important to read to all children. The book itself is great, in my opinon, for kids ages three to seven. However, the message is something that everyone needs to learn. It teaches that not everyone does the same things and not everyone will be able to the same things as each other. That okay though. Not everyone is the same, but everyone is important. I can’t wait to read this tonight to DJ and Brooklyn. Let me know if you read it to your kids too!
What books do you love to teach kids about self worth?