Friday, December 10, 2010

The Thingamabob by Il Sung Na

One day, elephant finds something he doesn't know and neither do his friends. The thingamabob isn't good for much until it starts raining. Do you know what elephant's thingamabob is?

What I thought: What a great idea for a book. I can just hear my story time kids shouting "umbrella" at poor elephant. The illustrations are great. I've liked Na's style since I read A Book of Sleep. I think kids will really like identifying all of elephant's animals friends.

Story Time Themes: Rain/Umbrellas (Pair with Prelutsky's Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and The Umbrella Queen by Bridges.)

(Knopf, 2010)

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