The power of a great vocabulary comes to life in this playfully hopeful book about a young fellow who sees the power of words and collects them as he goes through life writing them all down in a special book with a J on the cover because he sees that letters make words so they are powerful too.
Meet Ebenezer who notices words as he goes through his day. He discovers the words and adds them to his collection.
"On the way to school, it was yield." Yee-ld
"In the grocery store it was linguine." Lin-gueen-ee
He even tries to share his words at a word stand but no one comes to buy a word or even to get a new word for their own collection for free.
"What a disappointment. Page 2 in his Word Book."
Ebenezer has a rough time with another word too...bully...bull-ee. Things look a little bleak until the day he meets a boy named Fitzgerald.
The power of friendship, a love of words and ideas, being yourself when others make fun of you, this all adds up to a word on Page 5 of Ebenezer's Word Book...Incredible.
There is a wonderful list in the back of the book of Ebenezer's Words. For some young readers and listeners this list alone will swing wide the door into the world of imagination, harnessing the power of language and the wonder of seeing the world through someone else's eyes...an important gift for everyone of us.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com