People say that you're not supposed to play with your food. But the adventurous little elephant in Don't Feed The Elephant never got the message! Join him as he dances around with a cotton-candy wig, spins donuts on his tusks, and makes himself an ice-cream-cone hat!
Parents can laugh along as their little readers discover the story of this rambunctious elephant. the tale of this elephant and his love of food won't just delight you with its silly antics and hilarious situations. It was also teach your children about the letters of the alphabet. from animal crackers to zebra cakes, this elephant is keen to try foods starting with every letter of the alphabet.
It will get him into some trouble too. As the elephant deals with ornery zebras, sour pickles, and a sick tummy, kids will learn one more very important lesson: don't feed the elephant!
- Back Cover Blurb
If you happen to meet an elephant and he asks for a snack,tell him "NO!"
- First Sentence
Then he'll slurp up the lemonade, pucker up, and make lemonade rain!
- Memorable Moment, Page not numbered
SOURCE ... Received with thanks from the author.*
READ FOR A CHALLENGE? ... No.
MY THOUGHTS ... Given that one of the objectives of this book is to teach the alphabet, because of the occasional differences in English/US spellings (Doughnut/Donut for example) this book is perhaps one for US readers.
Little ones will doubtlessly be captivated by not only the humorous verse, but the bold, bright illustrations which combine to make a fun read, as entertaining as it is educational. A great any time read, as to read it solely at bedtime will undoubtedly herald a later than usual bedtime due to cries of 'again! again!'.
* As a matter of transparency, the author, whilst not known to me personally, is a friend on Facebook. TT
Because of the occasional differences in UK/US spellings (Doughnut/Donut) and product names (Candy floss/Cotton candy) this book is more suitable for American children and I'd therefore like to offer it to either one of the American visitors to Pen and Paper or one of my American FaceBook friends.
Only one 'rule', it has to go to the home of a child/children who are beginning to learn their alphabet. Simply leave the word 'elephant' either here on Pen and Paper and/or or my Facebook page (to comment on both will get you two entries). All names will be put into a hat, the winner drawn by Mr T on Wednesday (21st March) at 6.00pm GMT. The winner announced the following day. TT