Monday, November 19, 2012

The Pencil

Teaser Tuesday

The Pencil
Written by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman

"Once there was a pencil, a lonely little pencil, and nothing else. It lay there, which was nowhere in particular, for along, long time. Then one day that little pencil made a move, shivered slightly, quivered somewhat . . .and began to draw."

The pencil starts out drawing a boy and names him Banjo. Banjo tells him to draw him a dog, and eventually his blank world is filled with an entire community. Then a paintbrush is commissioned, and all of a sudden, color fills the black and white pictures. The adventure becomes pretty comical when the pencil draws and eraser who starts rubbing out everything. Simple illustrations that will make young readers want to draw and a fun, clever story.

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