Illus. in full color. Imogene awakens one morning to find she has grown antlers.
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Like all great children's illustrators, David Small has his good books and his mediocre books. His good books (like "The Gardener" and the recent "The Friend") are fabulous, as would be expected. His mediocre books (which I won't mention by name but that are bound to happen to everyone once in a while) are still good reading but they won't blow you away. "Imogene's Antlers" falls into neither the good nor the mediocre category. It falls into the "Extraordinarily Fantastic" category. It's just that great.
One day little Imogene (last name unknown) wakes up to find that she has grown a full set of antlers out of her head. Imogene isn't particularly perturbed by this discovery, finding it to be little more than a mild annoyance when she attempts to dress and leave her room. Her family, on the other hand, doesn't like it one bit. Still, when the doctor comes he can't find anything at all wrong with Imogene and the school principal, "glared at Imogene but had no advice...
I was surprised to see this book for 4 and up - it is loved by my daughters from 2 up. It is a lovely, fun and well illustrated story about Imogene who wakes up one day to find that she has grown a pair of antlers. These are not small and discrete, but a full spread of them. And so this is how Imogene handles her day - with great fun.
Her mother is not so convinced and spends her time collapsing, IMogenes brother Norman discovers that she has been transformed into a rare form of miniature elk. Imogene loves having antlers, she can feed the birds, play the piano - although getting dressed is difficult, but the cook says she will be fun to decorate come christmas.
Lovey whimsical illustrations in a a very 50's style which appeal to me for this sort of story. There is a good amount of detail in them which is I think the great appeal for young readers. There is a marmalade cat and a rangy old dog which appear here in there too.
"On Thursday, when Imogene woke up, she found she had grown antlers." So begins award winning author and illustrator, David Small's silly, funny, very charming story. Imogene has quite a day trying to get dressed, walking through doorways and under chandeliers. And she finds her antlers are useful too, for drying laundry and feeding birds. Her family is puzzled, the doctor can't find anything wrong, her school principal has no advice and her brother thinks she's turning into a rare miniature elk. Everyone's upset but Imogene. After dinner, Imogene goes to bed, dreaming of her very unusual day. "On Friday, when Imogene woke up, the antlers had disappeared." Her family is overjoyed to see her back to her normal self, until she walks into the room..... Imogene's Antlers is a magical story that's perfect for kids 4-8 years old. The delightful, simple text is secondary to Mr Small's wonderful, expressive illustrations and youngsters will laugh out loud as they...
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