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Publisher Comments:

One day, he found the thingamabob.

He had no idea what it was or where it came from. . . .

So begins the story of a curious elephant and a mysterious red object. But what is it?! When none of his friends can tell him, the little elephant decides to experiment. He thinks: Maybe I can fly with it? (Maybe not.) Maybe I can sail in it? (Maybe not.) Maybe I can hide behind it? (Maybe not.) Nothing seems to work, until big drops of rain begin to fall. The little elephant does not want to get wet. Luckily, with the thingamabob (an umbrella), he does not need to get wet!

With bright, adorable illustrations and a simple, playful text, Il Sung Na captures the excitement of making — and sharing — an unexpected discovery.

Review:

"Splayed flat on the ground, ears outstretched, a young elephant ponders a long, pointed object with a curved handle. 'He had no idea what the thingamabob was or where it came from.' Young readers will know, though — it's an umbrella! Four tiny vignettes show the elephant playing with the red umbrella the way a kitten might play with a paper bag, lifting it high with his trunk, then burying his whole head in it. He tries out the umbrella as a parachute, then as a boat. 'Maybe I can sail in it?' he ventures; he sinks instantly: 'Maybe not.' Na's (A Book of Sleep) elephant, despite his size, is delicate as a china plate. He has fetching eyelashes, rosy cheeks, and fine curlicue decorations that add to his charm. His umbrella experiments take place against a placid but complex backdrop of paper textures and paint surfaces; his friends (unhelpful in the ID department) are also delicately decorated with slender lines. A sudden rainfall solves the problem in this celebration of curiosity and perception. Ages 2 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

An elephant finds a "thingamabob" and experiments until he discovers what to do with it.

Synopsis:

One day, he found the thingamabob.

He had no idea what it was or where it came from. . . .

So begins the story of a curious elephant and a mysterious red object. But what is it?! When none of his friends can tell him, the little elephant decides to experiment. He thinks: Maybe I can fly with it? (Maybe not.) Maybe I can sail in it? (Maybe not.) Maybe I can hide behind it? (Maybe not.) Nothing seems to work, until big drops of rain begin to fall. The little elephant does not want to get wet. Luckily, with the thingamabob (an umbrella), he does not need to get wet!

With bright, adorable illustrations and a simple, playful text, Il Sung Na captures the excitement of making—and sharing—an unexpected discovery.

About the Author

Originally from Korea, Il Sung Na studied illustration at Kingston University and now lives in London, where it always rains and where he always carries a thingamabob. To learn more about him and his work, please visit www.ilsungna.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375861062
Author:
Na, Il Sung
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Elephants
Subject:
Umbrellas
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Elephants
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
24
Dimensions:
9.90x10.00x.40 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 24 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375861062 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Splayed flat on the ground, ears outstretched, a young elephant ponders a long, pointed object with a curved handle. 'He had no idea what the thingamabob was or where it came from.' Young readers will know, though — it's an umbrella! Four tiny vignettes show the elephant playing with the red umbrella the way a kitten might play with a paper bag, lifting it high with his trunk, then burying his whole head in it. He tries out the umbrella as a parachute, then as a boat. 'Maybe I can sail in it?' he ventures; he sinks instantly: 'Maybe not.' Na's (A Book of Sleep) elephant, despite his size, is delicate as a china plate. He has fetching eyelashes, rosy cheeks, and fine curlicue decorations that add to his charm. His umbrella experiments take place against a placid but complex backdrop of paper textures and paint surfaces; his friends (unhelpful in the ID department) are also delicately decorated with slender lines. A sudden rainfall solves the problem in this celebration of curiosity and perception. Ages 2 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , An elephant finds a "thingamabob" and experiments until he discovers what to do with it.
"Synopsis" by , One day, he found the thingamabob.

He had no idea what it was or where it came from. . . .

So begins the story of a curious elephant and a mysterious red object. But what is it?! When none of his friends can tell him, the little elephant decides to experiment. He thinks: Maybe I can fly with it? (Maybe not.) Maybe I can sail in it? (Maybe not.) Maybe I can hide behind it? (Maybe not.) Nothing seems to work, until big drops of rain begin to fall. The little elephant does not want to get wet. Luckily, with the thingamabob (an umbrella), he does not need to get wet!

With bright, adorable illustrations and a simple, playful text, Il Sung Na captures the excitement of making—and sharing—an unexpected discovery.

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