This charming new children's story by award-winning author Sherry Ellis won't just entertain kids with its hilarious descriptions and zany main character. It will also educate them about the alphabet and help them learn the order of letters. As the elephant works his way through foodstuffs, each new dish features a new letter of the alphabet. From animal crackers to zebra cakes, the elephant is enthusiastic to gobble everything up, even when it lands him in hot water!
The narrator starts off by warning the readers that you should never, ever feed the elephant, even if he says, "Pretty please with sugar on top!" Everything the elephant eats just ends up turning into a huge mess. He'll give you gooey chocolate kisses after eating brownies, fire animal crackers out of his trunk, and juggle eggs and French fries at the same time. The elephant is more interested in throwing hamburgers like Frisbees and using noodles as jump ropes than having a proper meal. You can't stay mad at him for too long, however. His adorable antics will entertain both you and all the little elephants you share them with!
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician from Atlanta, Georgia. She plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. Ellis has previously published Ten Zany Birds; That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN;and That Mama Is a Grouch.
Ellis, her husband, and their two children live in Atlanta. For more information about her work, she invites you to visit her website at www.sherryellis.org.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a clever idea--to warn children, if they just so happen to meet up with an elephant, not to feed him certain snacks. On top of that, the foods suggested are in alphabetical order, too, so that children can learn their letters--animal crackers, brownies and a bag of cotton candy, and so on to Z, zebra cakes. Children get the visuals in this vibrantly colored and illustrated book of the consequences of feeding an elephant these unique foods, and will, most likely, giggle and laugh. This is a great light-hearted, read-aloud book that might make kids think twice about playing with their food, like this zany elephant. Sometimes it's hard to find a funny children's book, so parents, look no further!