The Eraserheads

By Boris Kulikov (Illustrator); Kate Banks
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374399207, 40pp.)

Publication Date: April 27, 2010

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Description

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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.




About the Author

In addition to The Eraserheads, Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov have also collaborated on Max’s Words, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and its sequel, Max’s Dragon. Kate Banks lives in the South of France and Boris Kulikov 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

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