Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze!

Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze!

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by Patricia Thomas, Patricia Thomas, Wallace Tripp, Pattye Echo Thomas
     
 

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All the animals are in a panic. The elephant's sneeze would blow the monkeys out of the trees, the feathers off the birds, the stripes off the zebra. Even the fish and the fly, the crocodile and the kangaroo, know what a catastrophe that sneeze would be. "Please don't sneeze!" they beg. . . .

The classic story of an enormous sneeze in the marking, told in

Overview

All the animals are in a panic. The elephant's sneeze would blow the monkeys out of the trees, the feathers off the birds, the stripes off the zebra. Even the fish and the fly, the crocodile and the kangaroo, know what a catastrophe that sneeze would be. "Please don't sneeze!" they beg. . . .

The classic story of an enormous sneeze in the marking, told in sprightly nonsense verse, has been newly illustrated in full color to delight a new generation of fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688093389
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
70,816
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Patricia Thomas was raised on a small farm in western Pennsylvania and attended a one-room school. She received a B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University. The author of several rhymed picture book texts, she now works as writer and editor of publications at Marywood College. She lives with her husband in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. They have four children and ten grandchildren.

Wallace Tripp studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He has illustrated more than fifty children's books. Mr. Tripp and his wife run a greeting card company in Peterborough, New Hampshire. They have three children, two dogs, and two cats.

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Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
writersdd More than 1 year ago
This book made a reluctant reader WANT to learn to read well.
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I had this book read to me when I was a child. I have read it to both of my sons, my nieces and nephews. All time best children's book
Lepreckaun More than 1 year ago
It came out the same year my younest one was born and I have read it to them until it fell apart, now I am buying it again for my grandchildren. Its just a FUN book.
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MiMiL More than 1 year ago
My 27-month old son LOVES this book. He loves elephants, thus the purchase of this book. We read "Achoo" every night, sometimes twice and now our son is "reading" it to us. The illustrations are fantastic and I really enjoy the flow (or maybe rhythm is a better word) of the text. I can see it getting worn out before we tire of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it to a preschool class once, and they loved it! It is so easy to get the children involved in reading the story (especially as the animals are saying, "so please, don't sneeze!" I would recommend this book to anyone who is a parent or caregiver for children ages 3-7.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember my mother reading this book to me as a child and it was always my favorite. I still have the original packed away. Now that I am going to have a daughter of my own, I will read it to her as my mother did me and I'm sure it will become one of her favorites as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has to be one of the most fun reads for children as well as the adult reading to them. My son enjoyed this book and ended up doing it for speech class in the 5th grade because it was a favorite of his that he remembered from childhood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My father read this to me as a child every night. It was my favorite. I bought it for my best friend to read to her daughter and for my boyfriend for Father's day so he could read it to his daughter. When I have kids I'll be sure to read it to them. It'll be a family favorite for generations to come! For my family and yours! :o)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I read this to our 2 1/2 year old, it became one of his favorites. By the way, the whale and kangaroo are explained eventually!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much as a young child that it no longer has the pretty cover, just the green hardback one and most of the pages are pretty tattered, but it is still a favorite of mine. I am now reading it to my 6 month old. I am sure she will grow to love it as I did. Every year I read it to my third graders who roll around laughing as I act out the story. This book is great for the whole family and we never get bored with it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I asked my mother to read this book to me everyday as a child, and now my daughters do the same to me. It is a wonderful book, and it's easy for even beginning readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a librarian and have worked as an elementary school librarian. I rememembered this book from my childhood and began to read it to my kids. The illustrations made them laugh out loud, and the text was hilariously funny, especially when I acted out the characters with voice and accents. One of kids checked the book out and asked her mom to read it to her. I saw her mom the next day, and she said that her daughter told her that 'was not how the library lady read it!' It is a wonderful book to really get into and act out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remembered this book from my childhood and thought I might see if I could find it again. My mother read this book to my sisters and me repeatedly (at our request of course). It's wonderfully kooky and filled with great illustrations. I'm sure my lil' monkey will like it as much as I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so much fun to read. Our daughters, ages 2 and 4, think that it is very funny!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book repeatedly to my son when he was a child, and now I'm reading it daily to my grandson. It is not only fun for the child to hear it, but it is fun for the reader to read it! The rhyming words, the imagination used in the sentences, everything is just perfect for a child from one to 10!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was my absolute favorite as a child. It is a rhyming story about jungle animals who try to prevent the elephant from sneezing because of the havoc that is surely inevitable. It is enjoyable for all ages, and the illustration is captivating. An investment in this book is money well-spent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has become my son's favorite - and mine. If he is ever giving us trouble when it's time for bed, all we say is 'elephant sneeze' and he runs to his room yelling 'yea!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my husbands favorite when he was a small boy. It had gotten misplaced at his best friends house, and 20 years later found its way back to him and is now our sons favorite. He loves the animals and knows all the lines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We found this book in a stack of old books which my in-laws sent when my daughter was born. We started reading it to my 1.5 year-old, and it is now one of her favorites... 'Daddie read Elephant Sneeze.'. I'm now buying it for a 4-yo neice who borrows it every time we visit. It's a cute, rhyming story about 20 pages long with ~7-10 different animal characters, (which I like to read in different voices), and excelent illustration.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was 5 years old I had a babysitter who gave me this book. I read it every night. I had the lines memorized so all I had to do was look at the pictures while I put in the words myself. I moved when I was 13 and somehow it got misplaced. I have looked for it for 6 years and in the meantime I have gotten married. This book comes to my memory everyday I bet. I want to get it for my children because I know that they will love it as much as I did.