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Imogene's Antlers (Reading Rainbow Series)

Imogene's Antlers (Reading Rainbow Series)

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by David Small

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Illus. in full color. Imogene awakens one morning to find she has grown antlers.


Illus. in full color. Imogene awakens one morning to find she has grown antlers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Small maximizes the inherent humor of the absurd situation. Hilarious, with a subtle lesson in acceptance."--(starred) School Library Journal.

"Young Imogene wakes up one morning to find she has sprouted antlers. Unflappable, Imogene takes the whole thing in stride; the same cannot be said for her mother, who faints every time her daughter comes into view....The effervescent, softly colored illustrations incorporate all the humor inherent in the tale. A laugh-aloud read-aloud."--Booklist

"A dazzling attraction." --Publishers Weekly

Children's Literature
This fifteen-year-old treasure gets a well-deserved polishing in this reissue as an oversize picture book. A lucky new generation of young readers will get to meet title character Imogene, who is far more delighted than the rest of her family when she wakes up one morning sporting a full rack of antlers. Her mother faints, her brother conducts investigatory research, the doctor examines and the principal frowns disapprovingly. But it is the cook and the irrepressible Imogene herself who find innovative and beneficial applications for her new headgear. Enchanting and whimsical in both narrative and watercolor illustration, David Small's story is a classic that invites child and adult readers alike to celebrate difference, diversity, and downright silliness! 2000 (orig. 1985), Crown Publishers/Random House, $17.99 and $15.95. Ages 5 to 10. Reviewer: Judy Katsh

Product Details

Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
Reading Rainbow Series
Edition description:
Reprinted Edition
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Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

David Small grew up in Detroit, Michigan, studied art and English at Wayne State University, and completed his graduate studies in art at Yale University.

In addition to children's books, David makes editorial drawings for such publications asThe New York Timesand The Wall Street Journaland is a frequent contributor to many national magazines as well.  David also writes book reviews for The New York Times Book Review.

Although David always dreamed of being an artist, it was not until he was in his late thirties and had several works published that he began to say, proudly, I am an artist.

David and his wife, Sarah Stewart, now live in Mendon, Michigan, a town so small that you can whisper something on one side and be heard on the other.  

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Imogene's Antlers (Reading Rainbow Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
BookGrandma25 More than 1 year ago
My six year old granddaughter got this book out of the school library and read it over and over. It became her favorite book; so we now have our own copy. It is so ridiculous that it is funny. We have also purchased several other David Small books and they are all delightful and perfect for a beginning reader.
grisaille More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful all-ages treat. The illustrations are bright and colorful. The story will have kids laughing out loud. I highly recommend it for classrooms; students can follow the story with an art project in which they imagine themselves with some funny animal attributes.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother-in-law picked this one up at a second hand store. I had never heard of it, but I love the humor in it. My 2 1/2 year old loves it. She can't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my favorite childhood book, I love it and can't wait to read it to my children, if I ever have any. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
We all enjoyed this book and read and reread it many times. Great story and great illustrations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh, another one of my favorites! This is one of the best books in the world!!
Guest More than 1 year ago