The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Lost for Words

Lost for Words

In this picture book written and illustrated by Natalie Russell, Tapir and his friends have gotten nice new notebooks in which to express themselves. Giraffe comes up with a poem, Hippo writes an exciting story, and Flamingo composes a song about the sun. Tapir tries but can’t think of any words to write on the page. In a place of solitude, he sees the light. His talent has nothing to do with words: he can draw! Tapir proves to be a gifted artist whose images thrill his friends.

Both adults and children will be exhilarated by Russell’s story, which shows that God loves diversity in creativity (Peachtree Publishers).


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