Friday, July 18, 2014
Orangutangled by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illustrated by Aaron Zenz is a cumulative story. Two orangutangs lunge for mangoes and get all mixed up in a gooey mess. A yak comes along and gets intertwangled; a boar comes exploring; then they hear a tiger prowling. Of course the tiger becomes a part of the disaster. I love the ending and they even get to eat some mangoes. The illustrations were rendered in brush-and-ink line work with color added in Photoshop. It's a cute cartoon look to this silly, rhyming story. I'll use it in Preschool Storytime and with Kindergarteners.