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.
About the Author
Ami Rubinger, born in Jerusalem in 1953, began his career illustrating for the daily newspaper Ha'Aretz. He is currently an illustrator and cartoonist for the daily newspaper Yedioth-Achronot. Rubinger has written and illustrated over 15 books, including many children’s titles, and has won numerous awards for his work. He resides in Tel-Aviv.
This is a beautifully conceived book. The stylized
illustrations are a treat for the eyes—this [book] should find a
place in most collections. — School Library Journal
Besides learning colors, some repetitive rhyming words and patterns in the poems help our early readers learn to read or guess the words. — Sacramento Book Review
This is a great way to share a simple story with your little one while teaching your child the colors. Check this one out! — 5MinutesForMoms
This rhyming picture book features a built–in game. Each spread asks a question which is never answered in the text—children must fill in the answer themselves. — Reading Today