Comments for The Pencil
The Pencil: 01/10/14
The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg is a follow-up or companion piece to The Runaway Dinner. The book opens with a lonely pencil who decides to draw himself some companions.
Soon the world is filled with friends — all of whom seem to have demands to make of the pencil. In trying to accommodate all their needs, things get out of hand. And then, things get even worse when an eraser is loosed on the world.
It's an illustration heavy picture book with just enough words for a group read along. It had both of my children in stitches and required multiple re-reads and debates.