Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"Lost for Words" written and illustrated by Natalie Russell (Review & Giveaway)

  • Hardcover: $16.95 
  • ISBN: 978-1-56145-739-7
About the book:  A gentle story about finding your creative spark
Tapir wants to express himself, but he can't find the words! He and his friends all have nice new notebooks, just waiting to be filled. Giraffe decides to write a poem, Hippo writes a story, and Flamingo composes a beautiful song. But poor Tapir can't think of anything to write - and the harder he tries the more upset he becomes! But everything starts to change when Tapir stops trying to write and begins to draw...
Review:  This cute picture book begins as Tapir gazes at a blank sheet of paper, holding his pencil, and trying to write. But sadly nothing is forthcoming. He is at "A Loss for Words" as the saying goes. But the real problem is he is lost because he has no words to put there on the paper.

His friends could. He couldn't. Why even the flamingo wrote her words and SANG them! Tapir was simply lost for words. He looked everywhere for words and couldn't find them. But the world was so beautiful to him. He looked. He picked up his pencil. He began to....... (well that would be telling, wouldn't it???).
Let's just say that Tapir found that words were not the only way to be creative. To express himself. To share his joy with others.
Lost for Words will help the age 4-8 child discover that he or she can be creative, too.

GIVEAWAY: Begins March 12 & ENDS April 3 @ 12:01 EDT. Open to USA addresses only. 
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Peachtree Publishers in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. No compensation was received for this review. The giveaway winner's copy is also provided by Peachtree and will be mailed directly to them.


  1. I would like to have A Place For Butterflies for my daughter. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  2. i have a student that loves horses and just starting to enjoy chapter books. what better book to read than Wind Dancer?

  3. My daughters would enjoy The Boy Who Cried Ninja.

  4. I'd love to win Back to BEd Ed!

  5. This book would be good for my reluctant little writer! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share this week!

  6. I also like their book Rosa's Room.

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  7. I'd love to give Back to Bed, Ed! to my grandson!

  8. My niece would like the bilingual book stripes of all types.

  9. A Peachtree book that would be especially good for my grandson is "Back to Bed, Ed!"

  10. Raymond and Nelda by Bottner

  11. I would like to get It can't be done Nellie Bly for my niece.

  12. I think my boys would like Bark Park
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