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The Eraserheads

Kate Banks; pictures by Boris Kulikov

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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.

REVIEWS

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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kate Banks; pictures by Boris Kulikov

  • 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.
  • Boris Kulikov
  • Kate Banks
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READING GUIDE

For Parents and Educators

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Download the The Eraserheads projects for children to do at home and in the classroom

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Available Formats and Book Details

The Eraserheads

Kate Banks; pictures by Boris Kulikov

Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Master List
  • Hardcover

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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