The Word Collector & The Traveler

The Word Collector & The Traveler

The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds and The Traveler by Liubov Popova

Featured Book: The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds
Featured Artwork: The Traveler (1915) by Liubov Popova

In her painting The Traveler, Liubov Popova (Russian, 1889–1924) used an arrangement of fragmented words and images to communicate the speed, crowds and disorientation of modern travel.

In The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome collects wonderful words, which he later arranges into poems and songs.

Inspired by Jerome and The Traveler, collect some of your favorite words and then draw a picture to illustrate them, writing (or having a parent write) the words into the picture. Then, if you're feeling particularly inspired, create a poem to go with it.

If you don’t have access to the featured book, select something similar from your child’s book shelf or your local library. Many of the books are also available as read-aloud videos online.