Monday, May 4, 2009

Where's Tumpty

Dunbar, Polly. 2009. Where's Tumpty. Candlewick Press.

Where's Tumpty by Polly Dunbar is part of her Tilly and Friends series. (You can read my review of Hello Tilly, Happy Hector, and Pretty Pru.) Though it is a series book, you do NOT have to have read any of the others. And you can read them in any order.

Tumpty is one of Tilly's animal friends. One whom she lives with in a little yellow house. (The others include Tiptoe, Doodle, Pru, and Hector). And he's a hide-and-seek loving elephant as this book reveals.

Maybe you can see why I fell so head-over-heels in love with this book:

had his eyes
Tightly closed.

"Hello, Tumpty,"
said Tilly.
"What are you

"I'm hiding," Tumpty said.
"You can't see me."
But Tilly could see Tumpty.

So Tumpty tried hiding
under a large cardboard box
with his eyes tightly closed.

I'll stop there. I think you can guess where this is going. This keeps building and building til it's quite giggly. This is a charming and fun little book. One that I could read again and again and again and again.

Can Tumpty successfully hide from his friends? Read and see for yourself!

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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