Sunday, November 14, 2010

Imogene's Antlers by David Small

This author definitely has a sense of humor and a wonderful imagination!

Crown Books for Young Readers sent me this hardcover picture book for review (thank you).  This is a new edition on the 25th anniversary of the original publication.

If you've never read this book, you MUST pick up a copy.  It's a wonderful book.

Imogene wakes up one morning with antlers on her head!  She has all kinds of problems dressing, moving around, and even trying to get out of the house.  Her mother faints.  Her family, friends and even the school principal try to figure out how to "fix it", but no one has any answers.  The cook and kitchen maid find all kind of things the antlers are good for:  drying clothes, feeding the birds, and more.

It's a silly, fun story that is a delight to read.  Let your children come up with other ideas of how Imogene could use her horns.

And the ending is the most fun.  She woke up without her antlers, but wait until you see what she has now...  (Her mother faints again.)

This anniversary edition is now available at your local bookstore.  The suggested age range of readers is 4-8, but I think anyone would enjoy reading this cute book.  Go treat yourself to a really fun read with a girl character who is a good sport about things - even antlers.

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