What Are Words, Really?
Author: Alexi Lubomirski
Illustrator: Carlos Aponte
A renowned photographer and a Pura Belpré Honor–winning illustrator join forces for a playful and stylish picture book that’s destined to make the world a better place, one word at a time.
Perfectly pitched to the youngest child, Alexi Lubomirski’s whimsical text is a gentle reminder that words have power — the power to hurt or to heal, to make someone feel small or feel tall. Carlos Aponte’s buoyant illustrations, in dazzling primary colors and bold black line, pair with a dynamic text design to create a visual symphony. An eye-catching appeal to our better natures, this inspired meditation on the purpose and power of words encourages children to choose them well — and use them wisely — to spread kindness, joy, and love.