Maggie and Wendel: Imagine Everything!

Maggie and Wendel Imagine Everything In this charming picture book brother and sister elephants come together for an afternoon of epic adventures as they let their big imaginations take them to the wildest of places When it comes to pla

  • Title: Maggie and Wendel: Imagine Everything!
  • Author: Cori Doerrfeld
  • ISBN: 9781481439749
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this charming picture book, brother and sister elephants come together for an afternoon of epic adventures as they let their big imaginations take them to the wildest of places When it comes to playtime, Maggie and Wendel s imaginations are limitless Whether the elephant siblings are pretending to rescue a pal from a burning building, buying a pet dragon at the pet stoIn this charming picture book, brother and sister elephants come together for an afternoon of epic adventures as they let their big imaginations take them to the wildest of places When it comes to playtime, Maggie and Wendel s imaginations are limitless Whether the elephant siblings are pretending to rescue a pal from a burning building, buying a pet dragon at the pet store, or going on a wild jungle safari, no adventure is too far fetched.Perfect for young siblings of any age, this beautifully illustrated story with minimal text will enchant young readers and show every brother and sister that, with a little imagination, it is possible to get along.

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    1. Two siblings have an imaginative day playing together in three short stories mostly driven by pictures. Perfect one on one.

    2. Okay, so let's talk about anthropomorphization of animals and inner logic for a moment.I fully get, particularly in these days when those asshats at Kirkus are smirking at their new reviews in which the ethnicity of every character has to be spelled out, why authors like to use animals instead of humans in picture books. No matter your skin shade on the ROYGBIV scale, no matter your ethnic make up, you can identify with Russell Hoban's badger Frances, or her modern ripoff, Olivia, or a scad of o [...]

    3. Cute depiction of an older sister and younger brother playing together at home. Their imaginative play is depicted in two page, colorful spreads that illustrate what the stuffed animals, blocks and other play props really look like to Maggie and Wendel. There is a nice touch at the end when the mother elephant joins in their imaginative play, making this a good example of how parents should promote play by following their child's interests and not taking over the situation when entering a play s [...]

    4. This book was a fun exploration of sibling dynamics and the importance of play. I like the facial expressions of the characters, which at times were key to following the storyline. This is a great way to teach kids visual and social literacy, through having them infer as to what is happening or what the characters are feeling based on facial queues. The play sequences were very imaginative and insightful into the way children world-build through pretend.

    5. Elephant siblings Maggie and Wendel start out trying to play together with some difficulty, but progressively through the story they have full-blown imaginative adventures. Loved this story. Though the writing is little and the drawing simple, the story and illustrations communicate a lot. This is obviously perfect for a family for siblings with and older girl and younger boy, but really it's just a great opener story for imaginative play.

    6. Cute elephant siblings playing together in the ordinary ways that little ones do, like rescuing someone from a fire wearing a fire hat and pushing a fire truck, flip to the next page and there is a full blown illustration of what is happening in their imaginations. A great book to encourage imaginative play.

    7. If you have children who love to use their imagination, but they need a little help thinking of new things, this may be just the book that you have been looking for! This book will take your little ones on an adventure, right at home, side by side with Maggie and Wendel. While I would not use this book for a story time, families may enjoy imagining new things together.

    8. Simple text invites the reader to spend the afternoon with these friends. Great for encouraging younsters to use their imagination.Sparse text. On the pages that show 'real time' the colors are limited, but on the 'imagination' pages, full color is used.

    9. I don't know if I would use this for storytime but it's still a fun book. Recommended for an intimate family storytime instead of a larger group setting. Great way to discuss imagination and sibling relationships.

    10. Maggie and Wendel turn the house upside down with their imagination and exploration. Eventful fun for little ones. Written and published by Cori Doerrfeld.Published by Simon & Schuster.#PB #imagination #elephants

    11. Siblings engage in imaginative play in three short adventures.Digital charcoal illustrations are wonderfully simple and incorporate the imaginative sequences with tons of detail and colors. PreK-2.

    12. Clever, cute, fun book with loads of reading possibilities. It's almost like a pre-pre-chapter book, too, with its little segmented tales. Manages to say a lot with very few words and well-done illustrations. A keeper!

    13. megan spring reading 2016, children's book, picture book, siblings, imagination, pretend play, cooperation, prek, kindergarten, first grade

    14. Two little elephants play and imagine various scenarios like pet shop. The realistic mess they leave at the end is right on.

    15. Maggie and Wendel imagine lots of adventures during their playtime. But what happens when Mother finds the mess they made?

    16. The newest installment on my "picture books to recommend to everybody" list. It's cute, it's sweet, it's imaginative, and it's smashingly well illustrated.

    17. If you are looking for a picture book for very young children that will provide numerous opportunities to read the pictures and make inferences, then this is the one. Delightful.

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