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The Eraserheads by Kate Banks

The Eraserheads

by Kate Banks

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This book was fantastical and a little bit frightening in the eyes of the younger. Aimed at young school children who would understand the school work references but still enjoy the silliness of animated eraser-heads getting lost in a world of colored pencil drawings. ( )
  knotbox | Jun 10, 2016 |
This book has great illustrations, which add to the story of the adventure the eraserheads take. Each eraserhead has a certain job they are good at, but when a mistake occurs they are left to fend for themselves and figure out what to do next. This is a great book for readers of all ages. ( )
  TeresaCruz | Aug 30, 2014 |
This fun and colorful picturebook combines imagination and art in the lesson that it's ok to make mistakes.

Each of the eraserheads specializes in erasing a certain kind of mistake. They each have a distinct personality and when one day they make their own mistake, they use their skills to work together and escape from the art that's been messed up.

The message of trying again and not giving up after making mistakes is firmly planted in the story, but it never strays into didactism. The unique eraser characters are enchantingly odd and the boy's art is childlike but enjoyable.

Verdict: A good story for reading aloud before art lessons or for art-focused storytimes.

ISBN: 0374399204; Published April 2010 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux; Borrowed from the library
  JeanLittleLibrary | Jan 7, 2012 |
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Looks like a job for the eraserheads!

The three eraserheads—an owl, a crocodile, and a pig—live atop three pencils in the land of paper, rulers, letters, and numbers. Their job is to help a little boy correct his mistakes. But one day they make a mistake of their own—and what happens next is something nobody expected.

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Three eraserheads that live with a boy in the land of pencils, paper, rulers, numbers, letters, and drawings become trapped in one of his pictures while trying to correct mistakes.

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