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Nose Like A Hose
     

Nose Like A Hose

by Jenny Samuels
 

From a first-time author-illustrator, a cute and fun rhyme about a little elephant.

A nose like a hose has its highs and its lows....

First-time author-illustrator Jenny Samuels has created an irresistible picture book full of playful language and fanciful illustrations. Little elephant has a nose that is always on show! And he flaunts it by decorating it with

Overview

From a first-time author-illustrator, a cute and fun rhyme about a little elephant.

A nose like a hose has its highs and its lows....

First-time author-illustrator Jenny Samuels has created an irresistible picture book full of playful language and fanciful illustrations. Little elephant has a nose that is always on show! And he flaunts it by decorating it with bows and by waving it around for lots of hellos! But the best thing about his nose (we suppose) is that it's so cozy when he wants to doze!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Possessing a prodigious proboscis "has its highs... and its lows," muses the roly-poly elephant narrator of this vivacious volume. And the pictures add a whole other layer to the situation. For the "highs," Samuels depicts the hero giving a bird a ride on a water spout that emerges from his hoselike nose; for the "lows" on the next spread, his tangled trunk winds up giving him an unintentional dousing. The thick, saturated acrylics bring the elephant's chunky mass so vividly to life that he often looks as if he's been sculpted from clay. Reveling in the gentle silliness of her rhymes, Samuels makes no consistent attempt to give the elephant a realistic environment: although one rhyme appears amid tropical-looking leaves, other spreads feature backdrops of maroon checks, pink-and-cream stripes or patriotic-looking stars. Ultimately, the elephant decides that his unique feature is an asset, especially at naptime ("How cozy it is when I need to doze")-and readers will likely agree that his story wins by much more than a nose. Ages 2-5. (Mar.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Here is a book that will please toddlers through students in primary grades, and reading teachers, too. The long "O" sound is featured in the rhymes that tell us all about the many uses of the elephant's nose. He can reach a banana, wherever it grows, decorate it with lots of bows, or wave it around to get lots of hellos. At the end, we see the snuggled elephant enjoying "how cozy it is when I need to doze." Friendly illustrations of animals are set in two-page spreads with lots of wonderful and contrasting colors. The blocks of color that illustrate the elephant and his friends are neither chaotic nor confusing and seem to come to the forefront of pages that have subtle patterned backgrounds. The large font is clear for use with beginning readers, and the vocabulary is just right. This book will find many young fans. 2003, Cartwheel Books/Scholastic,
— Candace Deisley
School Library Journal
PreS-On brightly colored spreads, a little elephant shares all the wonderful things he can do with "a nose like a hose," along with some of the consequences. He can decorate it with bows, which get caught on his toes, or reach a banana wherever it grows. The simple text contains one to four short lines per spread. Each illustration conveys the happiness of finding something new to do with a nose and the surprise at some of the unintended results. The vibrant pictures and predictable rhyming pattern will hold toddlers' attention. An additional purchase where books for this audience are in high demand.-G. Alyssa Sadler, Highland Township Library, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439373036
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/2003
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.88(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
AD170L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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