Friday, September 6, 2013

A Review: I Dream of an Elephant

By: Ami Rubinger
Abbeville Press
Abbeville Kids

My Thoughts:
Adorable!!  I admit the cover of this book does NOT do it any justice at all.  I was not expecting much but this book is simply adorable.  I Dream on an Elephant is: Rhyming and interactive, colorful and creative, just the perfect length.  This mom of six is past the picture book stage but my seven year old daughter loves it anyhow.  I highly recommend this great book.

Publisher's Synopsis:
From the author–illustrator of Abbeville's Big Cat, Small Cat comes another rhyme–completion concept book, teaching children about colors through bright landscapes of loveable elephants.

I Dream of an Elephant takes readers through a wondrous world where they will encounter elephants of many colorful shades that sing, dance, and play. Each page's descriptive sing–song text leaves out the last word, allowing little ones to chime in and complete the rhyme while learning a range of colors. Amusing color–themed illustrations provide clues for the words that have been left out. I Dream of an Elephant teaches children about colors with a fun, fill–in–the–blank challenge that encourages participation.

Accomplished illustrator Ami Rubinger once again turns his humorous and imaginative eye to an otherwise simple subject. His colorful elephants will make little faces smile, and the rhyming game will have them learning words and colors.
I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved it.