Saturday, August 16, 2008
The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg
One day, a single, solitary pencil decides it would like some company--and so begins to draw. A boy, dog, and cat appear and immediately start making demands. The pencil uses much ingenuity in its attempts at solving everyone's problems, but has it drawn itself into a sketchy situation?
The Pencil is a quick, funny read that is "drawn -out" in the best possible way. It encourages the imagination and the reader to anticipate what will happen next as well as showing the value of creative solutions. The pen, or pencil in this case, once again proves to be mightier than the sword!