Jerome has an affinity for words. He collects them and cherishes them—all sorts. Short and sweet words, medium-sized words, mellifluous multisyllabic words. He revels in their idiosyncrasies. He’s a kind of word maven. One thing he learned over time—“some of his simplest words were his most powerful.” He also realized that he found the most happiness when he shared his most valued possessions. In Jerome’s words, this story and its art are “blissful” and “effervescent.” And we’re savoring each and every carefully selected word on its pages.