Have you ever started a collection? As a kid, I had a rock collection and a sticker collection. Shells, coins, and stamps are regular collection fare. But what about words? Nothing could be more apt for writers. Here are two fabulous picture books that have word collections at their core. Both are ripe for writing lessons. Enjoy!
Selig, teased as "Wordsworth", sets out to find a purpose for his passion. After his words help a poet, he realizes he has found his mission: "It was spreading the word - sharing his words with others!" End papers contain Selig's word collection and a glossary for all the italicized words provides an excellent resource for all word collectors!