When Glitter Met Glue is part of the When Pencil Met Eraser series by Karen Kilpatrick. They are about our pens, pencils, erasers, markers, and other tools of art/writing that come to life to teach a lesson and entertain. They are a formula that you have seen before but are fresh due to the way German Blanco creates their illustrations.
Here we learn about how friendships are created and how even if you are feeling underappreciated, you are still a vital part of the team. Just something, you need to combine talents to really let loose and shine. Glue holds the team together when they make arts and crafts. Glue loves google eyes and helping. But everyone else is seen with their great lines from pencils and splashy colors from markers, but nobody really can see all of Glues hard work. That is, until the new kid, Glitter, comes in. They are sparkles and joy. Spreading out everyplace. Glue, a little jealous, tries to show their talents off, but accidently causes an issue that might not be so bad after all. With teamwork, Glitter and Glue show a new way of doing things.
We learn about creativity, self-acceptance and how to shimmer our glitter inside of us all. This is supported by Blanco’s illustrations. They are cartoons, goofy, high energy, bouncing but also able to help compliment the text therefore not over the top. Details are minimal and really highlight the points that are being made. The colors really draw your attention to them, and you can read the story from them as well as the simple, not simplistic, text.
This is a slightly easier read than The Food Group series by Jory John or the Drew Daywalt crayon books. All ages can enjoy this book, as you can adapt to the needs of the listener/reader.