My Words (Hardcover)

By Grant Snider, Grant Snider (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062907806, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

"I love words!" says Ava. "Words can be tiny, prickly, big, and bright!" 

In this delightful romp through one little girl's discovery of words, readers meet Ava—who asks: What was it like before I had words?  

Using a bright cheery palette, visual humor (and yes, even a big pile of words climbed by Ava), Grant Snider deftly follows the baby babbles, toddler questions, and little kid discoveries that are the hallmarks of how kids learn to "use their words."

An adventurous spirit and a cheerful disposition make Ava feel like a friend children will want to spend time with. Her curiosity is nurtured by family, friends, and the world she discovers around her.  

For fans of books like Dear Girl, and I Am Peace, My Words will appeal to curious children who want to know more about how they grew from babies, as well as children who are excited by language. Perfect for reading together at home or for the pre-K or K classroom, My Words is a book that will make readers want to talk about the things they say and excite them about the giant world of words.



About the Author

Grand Snider began drawing and writing before he knew what he was doing. Soon it was too late to stop. He has many favorite words, like zephyr, tapir, and skyscraper. He is the author of the picture books What Color Is Night? and What Sound Is Morning? and is the creator of Incidental Comics, which were collected and published in two books, The Shape of Ideas and I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf. His comics about creativity and the human condition have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and The Best American Comics 2013. Grant lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife, daughter, and three sons, where he also practices orthodontics. You can often find him carrying a sketchbook, lost in his own thoughts, and you can also visit him at grantsnider.com. 



Grand Snider began drawing and writing before he knew what he was doing. Soon it was too late to stop. He has many favorite words, like zephyr, tapir, and skyscraper. He is the author of the picture books What Color Is Night? and What Sound Is Morning? and is the creator of Incidental Comics, which were collected and published in two books, The Shape of Ideas and I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf. His comics about creativity and the human condition have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and The Best American Comics 2013. Grant lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife, daughter, and three sons, where he also practices orthodontics. You can often find him carrying a sketchbook, lost in his own thoughts, and you can also visit him at grantsnider.com. 



Praise For My Words

The prose rhymes loosely, bouncing ahead in a rhythm that is a pleasure to read aloud. 
Kirkus Reviews