The Word Collector

The Word Collector Review

Some people collect stamps.
Some people collect coins.
Some people collect art.
And Jerome?
Jerome collected words . . .


In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.

From the creator of The Dot and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words -- and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.

Title:The Word Collector
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Barbara

    In this picture book, Peter H. Reynolds does for words and literacy exactly what he's accomplished with his previous titles on art, he makes them cool and wraps them in a clever, philosophical package...

  • Rita Shaffer

    The power of words! Cute story to show the importance words hold. ...

  • Addison

    Peter H. Reynolds creates a character, Jerome, who has a special interest in collecting words. In "The Word Collector," Jerome is constantly picking up words to add to his collection. This story is in...

  • Jana

    This clever picture book would be great to share with young readers who love learning new words. And for those children who maybe aren’t particularly interested in vocabulary, this book certainly wo...

  • Anna Louise

    A beautiful story about the power of words. The illustrations are so wonderful and so welcome to see the main character as someone who is brown and is valued in the story (it is so sad how infrequent ...

  • Ruth Ann

    This is a joyful story about words and the boy, Jerome, who collects them and, ultimately shares them.At first, he keeps his words organized. One day, he slips and his notebooks of organized words go ...

  • Elisabeth

    I love the worlds (and words!) of Reynolds ...

  • Elaine Bearden

    Want to use to start Write On session - maybe on found poetry? though I think I might have done that one already :)...

  • Karrie

    Reynolds just makes lovely feel good stories. This one centres on Jerome, he collects words, all sorts. I enjoy that the words are not all simple, how else can you learn new ones? Poems, stories and s...

  • Julie

    While it’s not about poetry, it’s such a gem to open a poetry unit talking about the power of words. Peter H Reynolds has another marvelous hit on his hands....