In Line Up, Please! Tomoko Ohmura has created a charming storyline around a line of queueing animals--all numbered and chattering away amongst themselves.
But what are they waiting for?
As the book progresses, a gull flies over the queue, reminding everyone to stay in place and be patient until they can get started. Some animals are getting bored, some are a little nervous, some are happily playing or chatting. It's actually a lot of fun to eavesdrop on what each animals is getting up to and how they're dealing with the queue!
Eventually, we reach the front of the line--a large grey elephant. He's about to step onto something, but what could it be? A double page/double full-page flip-out reveals exactly what it is, stretched over four pages! And that's when we realise the animals have been arranged according to size.
This is a vibrant, active, highly entertaining book both adults and kids will love working through. And the action-packed ending will also delight.
Title: Line Up, Please!
Author/Illustrator: Tomoko Ohmura
Publisher: Gecko Press, $19.50 RRP
Publication Date: 1 July 2015
For ages: 2 - 6
Type: Picture Book