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My Pen

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Energetic sketches show the power of one boy's pen.

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Energetic, sensitive, incredible pen-and-ink drawings create a mesmerizing celebration of self-expression and imagination in this boy's story about the power of his pen. The narrative may be too loosely connected for some, the beginning a little confusing, and some segments not appropriate for younger readers. However, most of the simple text is both fun and poetic, and the message comes across loud and clear: Imagination, self-expression, creativity, and art make even the smallest person more powerful.

School-age kids and adults will find THE PEN fascinating. Author-illustrator Christopher Myers fills his pages with tiny details that are just plain fun, and he dedicates his book "[t]o the people who make things, and to the people who share them." His book surely will encourage and inspire readers to pick up their pens and express themselves.

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