JORDAN SCOTT / SYDNEY SMITH
What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? What if they never came out the way you wanted them to? Sometimes it takes a change of perspective to get the words flowing.
A New York Times Best Childrens Book of the Year
I wake up each morning with the sounds of words all around me.
And I cant say them all . . .
When a boy who stutters feels isolated, alone, and incapable of communicating in the way hed like, it takes a kindly father and a walk by the river to help him find his voice. Compassionate parents everywhere will instantly recognize a fathers ability to reconnect a child with the world around him.
Poet Jordan Scott writes movingly in this powerful and ultimately uplifting book, based on his own experience, and masterfully illustrated by Greenaway Medalist Sydney Smith. A book for any child who feels lost, lonely, or unable to fit in.
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year
Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, Bookpage, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and more!
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year