The Thingamajig

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In The Thingamajig, a baby elephant offers to help find his mother’s thingamajig. In doing so, he encounters a whole host of creatures all looking for their own missing items: a “hoo-zee-wots-it,” a “hoo-pull-pewp,” a “shis-moo”, and a “na-nee na-nee,” to name but a few. When a frog jumps to the conclusion that there is a thief among them, each critter begins to describe what they’ve lost and, surprisingly, the descriptions all fit the same item! Quite the kerfuffle ensues until the baby elephant discovers the bottle cap his mother was missing.

Rilla Alexander has written a playful celebration of nonsense words used across the globe to describe that word we just can’t remember. Children will laugh at these hilarious words (with pronunciation keys included), used in languages such as Norwegian, Bengali, English, Zulu, Arabic, Irish English, Dutch, Australian and Japanese. Combined with Alexander’s bold illustrations in primary color, this book will not doubt keep little listeners entertained. And who knows? You just might hear some new and interesting words the next time something goes missing!

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Author Rilla Alexander
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 26-Mar-2024
ISBN 9781534493476 Buy this Book
Issue June 2024
Category Children's