By Allen Ahlberg
Illustrated by Bruce Ingman
For ages 3–6
The Pencil is a playful, witty, wonderfully quirky story about the power of imagination.
Say hi to Banjo! Once a pencil draws him, there’s no telling what will come next – a dog, a cat, a chase (of course), and a paintbrush to colour in an ever-expanding group of family and friends.
But it’s not long before the complaints begin – “This hat looks silly!” “My ears are too big!” – until the poor pencil has no choice but to draw … a rubber. Oh no!
This book is used with the Storybook Lessons component of InitiaLit–1.