Imogene's Antlers

by David Small

Hardcover, 2004



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Weekly Reader (2004), Edition: Reprint Edition. (March 2018). $15.95.


One Thursday Imogene wakes up with a pair of antlers growing out of her head and causes a sensation wherever she goes.


Original publication date


Physical description

11.1 inches



User reviews

LibraryThing member LaceyM
This book teaches that sometimes you just have to take what comes and embrace problems the way Imogene did.
LibraryThing member eviltammy
Imogene's sudden growth of antlers causes quite a stir in this quietly amusing tale. Good read-aloud.
LibraryThing member ht107821
Imogene is a girl who wakes up to find that she has seemed to have grown antlers over night. The book discusses how she has a hard time getting ready and going through doors with the antlers. She also get hung in her parents chandelier. When her mother sees this she faints and that also continues throughout the story and her father calls the doctor. When the doctor says that he sees nothing wrong, her brother Norman goes searching into the medical books discovering that she is a miniture elk. imogene goes throughout the day helping the maid and cook do chores and also getting sketched for a big hat to cover the anters. After a long day, Imogene goes to bed. When she wakes up she discovers the antlers are gone. But, comes down to breakfast to show what now she has grown. Which is a load of peacock feathers. This is a story that can be read for free time to let the children get a laugh or even when discussing animals. The plot is wonderful and the charecters are halarious. I loved this book and thought is was very entertaining.
An extention idea would be to have each child bring a picture of themselves and have them each choose their fav. animal. Attach the art of the animal to the picture. As in imogene antlers. They each can create their own funny art to themselves.
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LibraryThing member ermilligan
This book is really funny. It is a story about a little girl's adventures one day when she woke up with antlers. It is great story and chilren would enjoy it.
LibraryThing member jl624
Young Imogene wakes up one morning, discovering that 2 antlers have grown out on her head. How her family and friends respond to Imogene’s “new look” makes for some mirthful madness, and the delightful surprise that concludes this romp will leave readers laughing for more.
The full-color illustrations make the book more fun to read. The watercolor makes the emotions of the characters more detailed expressed, which adds color to the storyline.
It is recommended for children aged from 3 to 5.
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LibraryThing member conuly
Imogene woke up one day with antlers. Happens to the best of us, right?

Well, this does cause a few problems, but she adapts readily. Sure, her mother may faint and her principal may glare, but antlers! You can put doughnuts on them for the birds, and candles to light the room.

The problem goes away as quickly and mysteriously as it came (this is no Bad Case of Stripes), but it's met with a new one - a peacock's tail!

There's no big moral or revelation in this book, it's just a silly story.
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LibraryThing member GayWard
Imogene woke up one morning with anters, they finally left but then she had a peacock tail.
LibraryThing member BrittneyFields
This is a fun story for kids. This story is about a little girl who stays home from school because she has antlers on her head. The house hold help does does not take these antlers for granted. The house hold help uses her antlers to dry towels and feed the birds. Imogene's mother cannot stop fainting while in the mean time the school principle come to see her and so does the doctor both finding nothing wrong. Imogene finds no antlers on her head the next day but bird feathers on her back that morning again… (more)
LibraryThing member kimity
Imogene wakes up one mornig with antler on her head. What a pain they were. Her clothes got caught on them, she got tangled into the light fixture, and nobody understood what was going on. The maid used her antlers to dry towels, the cook put doughnuts on them so she could feed the birds. Her mother tried to hire a person to create a hat in order to cover them up. That night Imogene went to bed and then woke up without the antlers. She was so excited until she realized she has a peacock tail. This book is illustrated using colored pencils in a simple but detailed manner. Overall this book is cute and simple.… (more)
LibraryThing member RayJones63
Imogene’s Antlers is a story about a girl that wakes up one morning with antlers. The story tells of her eventful day full of challenges caused by her antlers. One of the biggest problems is that her mother passes out every time she sees Imogene. When she wakes up the next morning the antlers are gone; however, her family gets a big surprise when she enters the room providing a humorous ending.… (more)
LibraryThing member esproull
One day, Imogene wakes up to find a huge pair of antlers on her head. No one really seems to mind, and some people even find that the antlers come in handy at times. However, Imogene's mother faints every time she sees her daughter in that condition. The next morning, Imogene's antlers are gone and her family seems to be relieved. That is, until she walks into the room and reveals that although she no longer has antlers, she now has feathers like a peacock.… (more)
LibraryThing member cmiersma
This story tells of a little girl names Imogene who wakes up one morning with a pair of antlers on her head. The family tries taking her to the doctor and to the school principle, but nothing can be done. Imogene continues with her day using her antlers for good. She puts donuts on her antlers and goes outside to feed the birds and hangs clothes on them to dry. The next morning Imogene wakes up to find the antlers gone and instead peacock feathers have grown!
The fantasy has a little girl growing aspects of an animal that could never happen in real life. Even though the family situation and reactions of people to her antlers are realistic, the main event that takes place is not.
A teacher could use this book for practice of appreciative listening. The teacher could ask the students what they would do if they had ever grown antlers and what other aspects of an animal that might be cool to have.
The illustrations in the story play a huge part of the plot. The pictures of the reactions of the family to the antlers are necessary to know the emotions and feelings towards Imogene. The illustrations also show the reaction of Imogene who seems happy and enjoys the new addition. Her happiness is not something explained in the story, but is necessary to know about through the illustrations.
Media: Oil Paints
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LibraryThing member RachelPeterson
Imogene's Antlers is a story about a girl that wakes up one morining with antlers on her head. Imogene goes through an eventful day with her new anters. When Imogene wakes up the next morning her antlers are gone, and her familiy is thrilled! However, they have yet to see her newly set of peacock feathers. This book is great for children because not only is it humorous with a twist ending but, it also teaches children to just be themselves.… (more)
LibraryThing member Emily_Cobenais
Imogene's Antlers is just as the title depicts. Imogene is a normal girl who wakes up one morning with antlers, so the story is about how Imogene deals with antlers all day and it is quite entertaining. This is for children ages 4 and up.
LibraryThing member EmilyPhilips
Imogene's Antlers is a book about a girl who wakes up one day with antlers on her head, and she realizes they are a problem and tries to rid of them, only to find she gains another unexpected surprise! This book is aimed at young elementary students. It is a fun book for teaching children to cherish any unique qualities they may possess - even though probably not as unusual as Imogene's!… (more)
LibraryThing member E.OB
One day with Imogene wakes up she is surprised to find out that she has a pair of antlers on her head. As she tells her family her mother cannot stand it. She goes through the day facing many challenges. She wants up the next morning to find out that they have disappeared. She walks down to show her family only to have them discover a new surprise.… (more)
LibraryThing member BVstorytime
One Thursday Imogene wakes up with a pair of antlers growing out of her head and causes a sensation wherever she goes.
LibraryThing member amcnutt
Overnight, Imogene grew antlers and when she woke up she couldn't believe her eyes. These antlers made her daily routine difficult and it caused her day to turn bad. Imogene finally turned back to normal and had no antlers, but then the next night she turns into a peacock. This book would be great in all elementary grade levels because it shows that it is okay to be different. It can lead into a discussion about culture and differences. You can tell students that just because we don't all look the same, doesn't mean that we are any better or any worse than one another. Everyone is unique and special in their own way!… (more)
LibraryThing member Sullywriter
Been a long time since I last read this one. Reissued for 25th anniversary of publication.
LibraryThing member HelenDiekoff
Imogene is a young girl who wakes up one morning with antlers on her head. She has to figure out how she is going to go through the day with antlers on her head, which is quite entertaining. This book is for young elementary children.
LibraryThing member EllenAvondale
Marvelous boo. Great prose, great illustrations. Will appeal to'your young ones and you will enjoy it, too.
LibraryThing member paideiamom
Marvelous boo. Great prose, great illustrations. Will appeal to'your young ones and you will enjoy it, too.
LibraryThing member Ellen1213
Marvelous boo. Great prose, great illustrations. Will appeal to'your young ones and you will enjoy it, too.
LibraryThing member KellyLPickett
One day when Imogene wakes up, she realizes that she had grown antlers over night! Although her mother is horrified with this sudden change in her daughter's apperance, Immogene is unfazed and other people in her household find very useful applications for her new addition.
This book lends itself to discussions on appearence and acceptance as well as how we are all unique and can find very useful ways to use our differences for good. It is a fun read and can see children really enjoying the silly illustrations of a young girl with antlers… (more)
LibraryThing member kaylekatzung
One night while imogene is sleeping, she grows antlers. She tries to get rid of them and when she does her family is relieved. Little do they know, there is another unexpected surprise that imogene will encounter. This book is great for younger elementary students.


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