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K-Gr 2-Rosenthal and Lichtenheld team up again to craft an inspired picture book that encourages cre8tive wordplay. Starting on the endpapers with questions in speech bubbles ("What do you think you'll be like as 18ager?") and continuing through a series of conversations in double-page vignettes, Rosenthal cleverly combines words and numbers ("wumbers") that challenge readers to use their number recognition and phonological skills. Once children grasp the "ba6," they will have a "s2pendous" time figuring out the captions. From a boy and girl enjoying their "10ts" to the smiling child who is "el8ed" because he lost his first "2th," Lichenheld's ink and pastel coloring-book-style drawings supply visual clues to decoding the text. Wumbers takes the concept behind text-messaging shorthand and repurposes it into an interactive read-aloud that both kids and grown-ups can enjoy.-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CTα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"A great way to think about the sounds our words make - with a fun twist!" - SavvyAuntie.com
"Wumbers takes the concept behind text-messaging shorthand and repurposes it into an interactive read-aloud that both kids and grown-ups can enjoy." - School Library Journal
"This book can be the center of family fun" - Chicago Tribune
"Pure fun, from 1 to 80, this book by the creators of Duck! Rabbit! once again makes us see things differently... will launch as many imaginations as the wumber of young people who read this book " - Shelf Awareness for Readers
"Playful!" - The Wall Street Journal
"In short, it's simply 1derful." - Daily Candy Kids
"Clever" - Kirkus Reviews
"Characters have conversations that readers of all skill levels will delight in decoding. " - Publishers Weekly
numbers within the words confused me and unsure of how to read the book with the numbers being part of the word.Published 20 months ago by yumagal72
Not a good book at all! I can not recommended it for anyone! At least I didn't buy it and find out the hard way!Published on May 16, 2013 by Laura Hill
My kids only read this book twice and never wanted to read it again. Nor did I. The combination of letter/numbers are very few, but used repeatedly. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Rachel Dawn
It's a book, it's a game. It's lame. A book filled with texting lingo is not appropriate children's literature, no matter how fun it might seem. It's dumb and lazy.Published on December 19, 2012 by Audrey L. Pryce
This book and concept are extremely entertaining and had a phenomenal potential -- however it failed to close the deal. Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Bogie
We have been longtime fans of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and adore her Little Pea, Little Hoot and Little Oink books. Absolutely adore. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by theShepherdz
This is a clever new take on the alphabet... wumbers! I had to think hard on a couple of them in the beginning... but then it became easier. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Ana Braga-Henebry
Amy Drouse Rosenthal has created a delightful book that children of all ages and adults will have fun with. As she combines words with a number, she winds up with "Wumbers"! Read morePublished on August 22, 2012 by Bingo-Karen Haney
This book, Wumbers, uses numbers and text to make up words. Personally, I don't think they did a very good job at it, because some I couldn't even get. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by OAT