The Eraserheads

The Eraserheads Cover

The Eraserheads

By Kate Banks; Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)

Frances Foster Books, Hardcover, 9780374399207, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2010

Description

4 + 3 = 8?

Whoops!  That’s not right.

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.


About the Author
Kate Banks has written many books for children, among them "Max s Words", "And If the Moon Could Talk", winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, and "The Night Worker", winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She grew up in Maine, where she and her two sisters and brother spent a lot of time outdoors, and where Banks developed an early love of reading. I especially liked picture books, she says, and the way in which words and illustrations could create a whole new world in which sometimes real and other times magical and unexpected things could happen. Banks attended Wellesley College and received her master's in history at Columbia University. She lived in Rome for eight years but now lives in the South of France with her husband and two sons, Peter Anton and Maximilian.

Boris Kulikov illustrated "Morris the Artist" by Lore Segal. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Praise For The Eraserheads

“Banks folds reassuring messages about mistakes into this inventively illustrated title” —Booklist

“Kulikov delivers a dizzying visual stew that includes everything from the boy’s penciled and crayoned drawings, the erasers’ shiny opacity, a Sendakian Wild Thing and a big frothy wave evocative of Hiroshige.” —Kirkus Reviews

"This complex tale will intrigue those adventurers ready for a Jumanji-like experience of jumping into the arduous but rewarding creative process of persevering through mistakes." —School Library Journal