Friday, April 23, 2010

The Thingamabob by Il Sung Na

Na, Il Sung. The Thingamabob. Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. $15.99. PICTURE BOOK.
An elephant discovers a thingamabob (umbrella) but he doesn’t know what to do with it. He asked his friends and they didn’t know what it was either. He tried flying with it and sailing with it, but that didn’t work. The elephant was about to give up when it started to rain and he realized that he could use the thingamabob to stay dry. The unique and charming illustrations are a combination of handmade painterly textures with digitally generated layers. A great book to read aloud.
EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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