The Thingamabob

The Thingamabob

Book - 2010
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An elephant finds a "thingamabob" and experiments until he discovers what to do with it.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780375961069
Characteristics: 1v.(unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.


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JCLBeckyC Apr 22, 2017

This book tickles me. It's fun to say the word, "thingamabob" over and over again, and to get kids to try to say it, too. Fun read-aloud for storytime. Pairs well with the song, "Come Under My Umbrella".

mvkramer Mar 11, 2016

A fun read-aloud book with lovely illustrations. Great to act out, if you have an umbrella and a puppet!

Dec 20, 2014

An elephant comes across and umbrella but doesn't know what it is. He tries it out for several uses such as flying, sailing and hiding behind. But this doesn't work out so well. Suddenly it rains. The elephant has the umbrella open. Suddenly he sees a great use for the umbrella.

Il Sung Na once again uses a unique textured painting style for illustration. Although it is interesting, in this book it is not as rich and colorful or complex as you find in his book, A Book of Babies.

The is very simple and short story about object exploration. This would be a good book to use along with an exploration activity with the little ones. Give them an unknown object and ask them to think about what it could be used for. The book is advertized for ages 3-7 which is the right audience for this simple book.

k_t Jun 03, 2010

a completely adorable read-aloud, perfect for storytime. The illustrations are darling and the end papers are delightful. Recommended!


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Dec 20, 2014

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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