Saturday, May 15, 2010
The Thingamabob by Il Sung Na
One day an elephant found a thingamabob. He didn't know what it was; he didn't know what it was for. That didn't stop him from trying to find out, and he put his imagination to good use trying to think of just what exactly this thing could be used for.
The first page drops us right into the action: "One day, he found the thingamabob." I loved this - we get right to the heart of the story. I think that this will be a book that kids could respond to, because they will easily identify the thingamabob, and that could build their confidence about reading and identifying objects. I love the umbrellas on the front and back inside covers and I really like the way Il Sung Na plays with shapes, sizes and colours. This book has inspired me to pick up Il Sung Na's debut picture book, A Book of Sleep.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
Robert the Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems
Un-Brella by Scott E Franson