Eraser

The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section - By Anna Kang

Eraser is al­ways clean­ing up ev­ery­one else’s mis­takes. Ex­cept for Ruler and Pen­cil Sharp­ener, none of the other school sup­plies seem to ap­pre­ci­ate her. They all love how sharp Pen­cil is and how Tape and Glue help ev­ery­one stick to­gether. Eraser wants to cre­ate so that she can shine like the oth­ers. She de­cides to give it a try, but it’s not un­til the rub­ber meets the road that Eraser be­gins to un­der­stand a whole lot about her­self.

In­spired by a school es­say their daugh­ter Kate wrote in the third grade, the au­thor and il­lus­tra­tor be­hind Theodor Seuss Geisel Award– win­ner You Are (Not) Small have cre­ated a desk­top drama about fig­ur­ing out who you are, find­ing hap­pi­ness, and the im­por­tance of sec­ond, third, and maybe even fourth chances.

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