The beautiful illustations alone make Il Sung Na's The Thingamabob worth a look, but my favorite part is the process of trying to figure out what the unknown item is. One day an elephant is walking along and stumbles upon an umbrella (a.k.a. the thingamabob). He does not know what it is so he spends the rest of the book trying it out. Can he hide behind it? Float in it? Fly with it? It reminds me every time I read it of the wonder the worlds holds.