Book Review: Wumbers, Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Wumbers cover image“Are you usually prompt, or do you 10d 2 be l8 and keep others w8ing?” “What is the lati2ude and longi2ude of where you live?” This combination of words and numbers comes from a great new book for young readers called Wumbers, wri10 by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustr8ed by Tom Lichtenheld.

These clever combinations of numbers and words will have you and your child puzzling out the meaning behind comments such as, “Here’s the plan: I’ll climb the s2l and go str8 to the cookie jar. You be on the lookout 4 Mom.” In the process, your child can practice reading and verbal number skills. The colorful illustrations are fun and whimsical, like the drawing of children on a swing with flying 10ies.

Wumbers is a book I would imagine children asking their parents to read to them again and again. It’s also one I expect they would pick up on their own to puzzle out the word/number combinations. I recommend it for readers aged 4 and over.

The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review.

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