An Exclusive Classroom Video
by Alexie Basil
Award-winning author and illustrator Peter Reynolds has been collecting words since the day he was born. But did you know that, like Jerome in The Word Collector—this week’s Dollar Deal title—Peter also keeps a word journal?
Watch the video together with your class to learn how Peter started collecting his favorite words and wrote The Word Collector—it’s an exclusive interview for the Scholastic Book Clubs blog! Then have an in-class discussion about how we can use words to create a more wonderful and colorful world.
Peter Reynolds is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, parents, and educators alike, including The Dot, Happy Dreamer, and the New York Times–bestselling The Word Collector. Peter’s books are celebrated worldwide for their young protagonists who think outside the box and for their emphasis on authentic learning, creativity, and self-expression. They have been translated into more than 25 languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. Peter lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family, where he is the founder of FableVision, an educational media company that adapts his stories into animated films and curriculum tools, and runs the Blue Bunny Bookstore in historic Dedham Square.
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