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When Pencil Met Eraser

When Pencil Met Eraser

Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr.; illustrated by German Blanco

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Ever wonder why there’s a little pink eraser on every pencil? Find out in this funny, clever picture book that tells the true story of how Pencil and Eraser became the best of friends.

When Pencil draws on the pages of this book, Eraser erases parts of Pencil’s work, and the book itself becomes a canvas for their different takes on creativity—until the two discover their artwork is even better when they work together.

From Karen Kilpatrick, Luis O. Ramos, and illustrator Germán Blanco, When Pencil Met Eraser brings to life something kids use every day at school and at home. Engaging art, adorable characters, and a clever ending create a memorable message about friendship and creativity.

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"An imaginative and engaging look into artistic possibility." —Kirkus Reviews

Readers young and old alike will love this imagining of the dynamic duo that is Pencil and Eraser.” —School Library Journal

Praise for When Pencil Met Eraser

"An imaginative and engaging look into artistic possibility." —Kirkus Reviews

Readers young and old alike will love this imagining of the dynamic duo that is Pencil and Eraser.” —School Library Journal

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Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr.; illustrated by German Blanco

Karen Kilpatrick has been telling and writing stories for as long as she can remember. A former attorney who left the legal industry for the toy industry, she is also the author of the Pumpkinheads children's book series and cocreator with her two daughters of the toy brand, MeBears. She lives in South Florida with her three kids.

Luis Osvaldo Ramos, Jr. was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and graduated from University of Central Florida and University of Miami Law. He's an attorney at law and a kid at heart who practices law during the day and writes and consumes stories in his free time. He and his wife currently live in South Florida with their very cute but very demanding orange cat.

Germán Blanco has been using pencils all his life. Erasers, too. He unknowingly began his artistic career as a kid by doodling in school whenever he was bored. (Sorry, Mom!) He later became a graphic designer but he found his passion in illustration. When he’s not drawing, he enjoys watching movies and playing football (AKA soccer).

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Karen Kilpatrick
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Luis O. Ramos, Jr.

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