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Lost For Words

Title: Lost For Words
Author: Natalie Russell
Illustrator: Natalie Russell
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books (2014)
ISBN: 9781447242352
“Tapir had some pencils and a nice new notebook. But he didn’t know what to write.” He stared and stared at the blank page, but he couldn’t think of anything. His head was empty of ideas. His friends found it easy to come up with ideas that meant something to them, but not Tapir. Giraffe wrote poetry “about his favourite tree.” Hippo produced an exciting adventure story with himself as the hero. Flamingo’s inspiration for a song was the sun. Tapir tried following their example, but it just didn’t work. Frustrated he looked at the beautiful view and began to draw what he saw. Something was missing. He turned to a clean page because “three friends so important… needed a page all of their own!”

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