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One Thousand and One Words
One Thousand and One Words

One Thousand and One Words



40 Pages, 9 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: February 2016

ISBN 9780988833845

Rights: US & CA

Trism Books (Feb 2016)

Price: $14.95


Theodore's tough talk bullies those around him. As he embarrasses Kristen, mocks Jonathon, and spreads rumors about the new kid, he not only hurts those around him, but isolates himself. As Theodore continues to talk recklessly, his dad warns, "Theodore, monitor your mouth's mutterings. If mean words continue to leave those loose lips of yours, you will use them all up!" That next morning, Theodore wakes up to find himself terrifically tongue tied. Without his words, Theodore finds himself in a new, unfamiliar, and scary world. Only when Theodore is silent, is he finally able to see the uniqueness of those around him. In a world where words have the power to hurt and the power to heal, this book can be used as a tool to engage meaningful dialogue between children and the adults in their lives about the power they carry with them every day.


"The Illinois Holocaust Museum hosted Mrs. Weisz for a family program, and it was a rousing success! Families gathered for a reading of her book, One Thousand and One Words, and her expressive language and clever illustrations drew in audience members of all ages. Family members then created art projects exploring body language, emotions, and empathy. Mrs. Weisz created a lively, engaging environment for families to interact and have fun, with lots of learning along the way. " -Amanda Friedeman, Illinois Holocaust Museum

Author Biography

Erica Weisz is a teacher, artist, and mother. Her passion for teaching children has inspired her to write and illustrate books that focus on character building, self-discovery, and personal growth. She is the author of Sugar Bugs. She lives in Deerfield, Illinois.