~Written by Julia Dweck
~Illustrated by Young-Min Yoon
"Now Humpfree Camel had no humps.
His back was free of any lumps.
While others had one bump or two,
Just where were Humpfree’s? No one knew."
Humpfree’s back is as flat as a pancake and he’s not taking it lying down. He’s off on a wild search looking for his humps, but there are lots of bumps along the way. What would you do if you were a humpless, bumpless camel?
Readers will enjoy the humor and rhyme of this adventure, based on scientists’ true discovery of a new flat back camel species in East Africa. Young explorers will be fascinated by Mrs. Dweck’s true and amazing fun facts about camels. It all adds up to one edutaining adventure for young readers.
Julia Dweck uses witty rhyme in her new book, Humpfree The Humpless Camel, to teach children to embrace the characteristics that make them unique.
Unlike the other camels, Humpfree is missing his humps. He sets out on a comical adventure to find humps he can call his own, but nothing seems to fit just right. Humpfree tries balloons that cause him to float away, boulders that weigh him down, feathers that tickle, and much more, but soon gives up in despair. Will Humpfree ever discover how rare and special he really is?
The illustrations by Young-Min Yun are rich and vibrant, adding to the story's humor. My favorite image is when Humpfree lands pancaked in the sand after the balloons fail. Children and parents will be delighted with the illustrator's lighthearted creations.
Children learn that each of us posses our own special qualities that should be celebrated because it's these unique traits that make us one of a kind.
I highly recommend picking up Humpfree the Humpless Camel. Available for pre-order on Amazon.