Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant

Jack Prelutsky’s catchy rhymes and Carin Berger’s snappy collages celebrate bizarre, imaginary creatures like “The Clocktopus,” “The Ballpoint Penguins,” and “The Tearful Zipperpotamuses” (all combinations of household objects with birds, animals, and insects). James, who loves spatulas, particularly likes “The Solitary Spatuloon”; my favorite is “The Pop-Up Toadsters.” Giggle factor: gets higher the older the child is (James definitely laughs more now than he did when he was one). Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: five jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on May 30, 2010.

3 Responses to “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”

  1. For The New York Times‘ more extensive (and eloquent!) review of Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, see
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/11/books/review/Lewis.t.html

  2. […] By the same illustrator as Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, Carin Berger‘s The Little Yellow Leaf charts the progress of the seasons […]

  3. […] By the same illustrator as The Little Yellow Leaf and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, Carin Berger‘s Forever Friends charts the relationship between a bunny and bird through the changing seasons […]

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