Have You Seen My Trumpet?
Have You Seen My Trumpet?
Written by Michaël Escoffier
Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo
Translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
The final book in Michaël Escoffier and Kris Di Giacomo's surprising, clever, and fun wordplay trilogy that includes Take Away the A and Where's the Baboon? Here you will find ridiculously delightful art, an engaging narrative, and wordplay that will keep even preschoolers deeply engaged.
8.25" (W) x 11.75" (H) • 48 pages • HCJ
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1-5
Lexile Level: 300
Guided Reading Level: K
AWARDS AND REVIEWS
★ "The third in this team's trilogy of wordplay, this book joins their previous two, Where's the Baboon (2015) and Take Away the A (2014), to make a delightful, entertaining trilogy that is a salute to language creativity. Who's going to love it? Anyone with a keen eye and love of words." —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
”In this third story in a ‘wordplay trilogy,’ the charming team of Escoffier and Di Giacomo (Take Away the A and Where's the Baboon?) transport readers to a brilliant sunny day at the beach. A series of questions with clues hidden within both text and illustrations create a sense of playful interaction for young and older audiences. Each spread contains one question in black text, with the answer to the query highlighted in red. For example, in ‘Who loves guacamole?’ the word mole stands out in a vivid contrasting red. Meanwhile, an adorable mole in a striped bathing suit wraps his stocky arms around an immense avocado, hearts bursting above his head. […] While the animals provide answers through their antics, their faces add great expression and humor to the overall story. There's a selfish fish whose ‘I (heart) me’ shirt clearly proclaims his values, and a disgruntled fly gruffly shouts out orders while his many limbs wave angrily, one clutching a whistle. Each seamlessly inhabits the ocean environment's muted palette, which features the recurring character of a young girl and her oft-repeated question, ‘Have you seen my Trumpet?’ Her query and the setting connect the creative wordplay together until she at last finds the pet hidden in plain sight. […] A stellar first purchase for all libraries, this delightful picture book emphasizes the clever play inherent in language and is a natural choice for storytime.” —Rachel Zuffa, Racine Public Library, School Library Journal
"As with the other titles in this clever picture-book series, [Have You Seen My Trumpet?] works wonderfully for prereaders and readers alike, giving art and text equal footing and boasting an irresistible hook that keeps kids turning the page." ―Julia Smith, Booklist
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