Friday, September 3, 2010
Written and Illustrated by Il Sung Na
Published by Meadowside Children's Books
We really enjoyed Il Sung Na's "A book of Sleep" and The Thingamabob is similarly atmospheric, simple and relaxing. Telling the tale of an Elephant's discovery of a mysterious object, it explores his flights of imagination and gently takes you through to the fun conclusion with Sung Na's trademark watercolour illustrations.
Superb little book, and stupidly cheap at the moment.
Charlotte's Best Bit: Elephant trying to fly.
Daddy's Favourite Bit: A slightly rude reference to Elephantine toilet habits
Rating: 3 out of 5