The Word Collector

The Word Collector

Book - 2011
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Luna has a passion for words. She loves their light and they make her smile. But one day she notices that, little by little, the beautiful, magnificent, fun words are disappearing, so she decided to do something about it.
Publisher: Madrid, Spain : Cuento De Luz, c2011
ISBN: 9788415241348
8415241348
Branch Call Number: E WIM
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 26 cm

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mmcbeth29
Oct 07, 2014

I so very much wanted to love this book. The illustrations are gorgeous and I love the story about the power of words. But what is the point of a book that you cannot read? I had to go cross eyed in several places to make sense of the twisted writing. I understand the author wanted to be creative here, but there is a fine line between creative and too creative. When the words of a sentence are jumbled up in a jar, children will not be able to read the words. When you have to move your eyes up, down, across and zig zagged to read a sentence, you are not spending time enjoying the story and the illustrations.

who read this?
I mean, wants to sentence
a like
(translation: I mean, who wants to read a sentence like this?)

Five stars for beautiful illustrations and a good message. Minus two stars for making it all so difficult to enjoy.

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jeanreed_99
Sep 20, 2014

I liked the idea, the words and pictures, but struggled through it reading the first time with my child as the text placement makes it hard to follow

YogiMumma Apr 22, 2013

Illustrations were lovely but the words scattered on the page were difficult to read/follow.

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llws
Oct 07, 2012

Translated from Spanish, Sonja Wimmer's The Word Collector is a children's book for adults in both design and content. Wimmer's words spiral and corkscrew like the red hair of her heroine, a young girl who lives in the sky and collects beautiful, strange, important, crazy, and admirable words.

This layout fits the subject material and demands the reader spend time with the work. Though don't worry, the book has the text as plain text appended at the end as well.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 19, 2012

A title that leaps and spirals with energy, let's hope we're lucky enough to see other books by Ms. Wimmer float across the pond to our side, and soon. Luminous luminous luminous.

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Dec 18, 2014

AC_YYC thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

YogiMumma Apr 22, 2013

YogiMumma thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 19, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 19, 2012

What do you collect? Coins? Stamps? Stickers? Have you ever considered collecting words? Luna, the heroine of this little tale, does exactly that and the job fills her days. Whether they're magic words or delicious words or humble words, pretty much if they are words she is interested. The trouble only comes the day that Luna reels in her nets to find just a paltry smattering of words, hardly enough to satisfy. It seems the people of the word just aren't using the beautiful words out there anymore. So what's a girl to do when the world grows forgetful? She packs her suitcase with every word in her arsenal and sets off to right a great wrong, that's what.

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