At first glance, this picture book serves an immediate need: After all, once a pachyderm stands on your foot, you won't be in a mood for rational examination of your options. Fortunately, that disaster is unlikely to happen and even more fortunately, this very funny hardcover addresses a whole jungle-full of possible animal catastrophes. Narrated with tongue firmly planted in cheek, What To Do If an Elephant Stands On Your Foot prepares you playfully with dangerous encounters with tigers, rhinos, crocodiles, alligators and snakes. Thank goodness, the monkeys are there to save us!
What to Do If an Elephant Stands on Your Footby Michelle Robinson, Peter Reynolds
Safari etiquette can be tricky. Fortunately, our trusty narrator can help. Sort of. From what to do if an elephant stands on your foot ("Keep calm. Panicking will only startle it!") to how to escape the attentions of a crocodile ("Well? What are you waiting for? Wave your arms around and shout for help!"),
A witty jungle romp for the adventurer in every kid
Safari etiquette can be tricky. Fortunately, our trusty narrator can help. Sort of. From what to do if an elephant stands on your foot ("Keep calm. Panicking will only startle it!") to how to escape the attentions of a crocodile ("Well? What are you waiting for? Wave your arms around and shout for help!"), our plucky guide leads our unlucky hero on a jungle adventure, barely avoiding tigers, a rhino, snakes, and--uh-oh. What’s that? Well thank heavens the monkeys are friendly at least!
Debut author Michelle Robinson teams with bestseller Peter H. Reynolds for a Monster at the End of This Book-style romp, culminating in a hilarious finish that will send readers--and our hapless hero--right back to the beginning for more.
"The humor of [Reynolds's] watercolor drawings fits the exaggeration of the storyline nicely. When the ending suggests that the story is starting over, listeners will be happy to hear it again." — Kirkus Reviews
"Perfect for storytimes...allowing children to discuss what's happening, extend the text, and predict what may come next. Be sure to offer this to fans of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse... books." — School Library Journal
"Reynolds' zesty art builds both tension and slapstick humor...Reading this aloud will be a delight for reader and audience." — BCCB
- Penguin Young Readers Group
- Publication date:
- Sold by:
- Penguin Group
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 8 MB
- Age Range:
- 3 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Michelle Robinson lives in Bristol, England.
Peter H. Reynolds lives in Dedham, Massachusetts (the home of his family's bookstore, The Blue Bunny). Peter is the illustrator of Someday, Little Boy, and many other beloved picture books.
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If you like 'If You Give a Mouse A Cookie...' you'll love this. Great pictures with a different animal to delight kids on every page. It's the comic timing that makes this book so hilarious, and quirkier than the 'If You Give...' books. A whole lot of fun to read aloud and I can't wait to see more in the series. Highly recommended.