The Thingamajig (Hardcover)

The Thingamajig By Rilla Alexander, Rilla Alexander (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rilla Alexander, Rilla Alexander (Illustrator)
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Description


A young elephant is on the case to find the miscellaneous objects their animal neighbors have lost in this playful and whimsical humdinger of a picture book.

Little elephant’s parent can’t quite remember the name of the thing they’ve lost, but they need it back! While on the hunt for the misplaced thingamajig, little elephant discovers other animals are missing things as well. Snail’s hoo-pull-dee-pewp for staying safe from the sun has disappeared. So has squirrel’s shis-moo for carrying acorns. And all the ladybugs are missing the ha-bee ja-bee they use for a table.

Is there a thief on the loose—or is there a simpler explanation for where all these different doohickeys have gone? Backmatter pages explain the around-the-world origins of each nonsense word appearing in the story.

About the Author


Rilla Alexander is an Australian designer, illustrator, and artist whose work has appeared on everything from toys and teacups to buses and buildings. She explores creativity, ideas, and language through simple characters, graphic forms, and bold colors, inspiring both children and adults through books and workshops. Her picture books include The Best Book in the World, Your Rule!, Her IdeaThe New Rooster, and The Thingamajig. For more information, visit ByRilla.com.

Rilla Alexander is an Australian designer, illustrator, and artist whose work has appeared on everything from toys and teacups to buses and buildings. She explores creativity, ideas, and language through simple characters, graphic forms, and bold colors, inspiring both children and adults through books and workshops. Her picture books include The Best Book in the World, Your Rule!, Her IdeaThe New Rooster, and The Thingamajig. For more information, visit ByRilla.com.

Praise For…


"The expressive animal characters add humor and bring this who(didn’t)dunit to life...together the group finds 'something for everyone' to replace the multipurpose item, a process that will have young listeners turning back to the beginning to spot subtly placed details in the illustrations."
— Horn Book

"Between the humorous words and the gloriously bold and childlike illustrations created from collaged photographs and hand-cut rubber stamps, this will be a wonderful, infectiously popular read-aloud for young children in group settings or one-on-one."
— Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9781534493476
ISBN-10: 1534493476
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English