6.30.2012

Wumbers by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated Tom Lichtenheld


The dedication to WUMBERS by Amy Krouse Rosenthal with illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld reads:

We dedic8 this book 2 William Steig, the cre8tor of C D B! (cer10ly the inspiration for this book) and so many other cla6.

I am thrilled that Rosenthal and Lichtenheld (the duo who brought us the fantastic Duck! Rabbit! and Yes Day! as well as It's Not Fair and the OK Book) have given a nod to Steig and brought his books back into the spotlight with their book, WUMBERS (words + numbers.) And, with the language of texting has becoming so prevalent, this book will be an easy-breezy read. For the intended audience of this book, parents and little kids, WUMBERS will be the riddle-ish word play that is was meant to be.


I think you get the idea of WUMBERS without me giving too much more away. Buy this book. Have fun reading it with your kids. Then come up with some wumbers of your own!

Source: Review Copy from Publisher



William Steig's 
inspirational, very fun books 
and still in print!


2 comments:

childEngineer said...

I haven't seen William Steig's books, but they remind me of "I C U" on the album "Here Come the ABCs" by They Might Be Giants. I thought they lyrics were strange and didn't realize until I saw the video that the song is made up of letters, not words.

Tanya said...

Right! I'll have to go back and watch that TMBG video again!