Sonja Wimmer is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been featured in books, posters, and magazines. Her illustrations for "The Word Collector" won the Gold Award for Best Illustrator at the 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.
"Children who like words that sing and hop, words that are long and complicated, will love this very unique picture book. The text is incorporated into the delightful collage artwork so that Luna's story dances across the pages." --www.LookingGlassReview.com "Beautiful, haunting descriptions of words and the power they hold will make this a favorite for linguaphiles, both old and new." --"Kirkus Reviews" (March 2012) "The text is scattered about the page in a free form pattern, much like concrete poetry, and would provide inspiration for children to start their own collection of words in various languages." --Association for Library Service to Children "What is most impressive is how the illustrations and text are seamlessly woven together to reinforce the fablelike notion on the power of words. This superior effort is best for one-on-one sharing in order to navigate the scattered text and to fully appreciate the artistry." --www.SchoolLibraryJournal.com (August 2011) "["The Word Collector"]""will capture any reader, young and old, who loves language and words. With lyrical text, beautiful language and illustrations, this is a delightful addition to any home or classroom library."--"A Picture Book a Day" blog "Lovingly illustrated with vivid colors and precious details." --The Children's Book Review blog "The book has a positive message and is really quite delightful to read." --"OC Family" "This book infuses an interestingly unique layout of phrases and words that tango across the page as they tell the positively magical story." --The Corner on Character blog "A title that leaps and spirals with energy, let's hope we're lucky enough to see other books by Ms. Wimmer float across the pond to our side, and soon. Luminous luminous luminous." --www.blog.SchoolLibraryJournal.com "["The Word Collector"]""will capture any reader, young and old, who loves language and words. With lyrical text, beautiful language and illustrations, this is a delightful addition to any home or classroom library."--"A Picture Book a Day" blog