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

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ISBN13: 9780688093389
ISBN10: 0688093388
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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 sprightly nonsense verse, has been newly illustrated in full color to delight a new generation of fans.

Synopsis:

The last time the elephant sneezed, he blew monkeys out of the trees, stripes off the zebra, and spots off the leopard. This rollicking new edition of the favorite nonsense verse again shows the panic that follows the elephant's dreaded announcement.

About 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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Jennifer Starkman, July 7, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Starkman)
This rollicking tale has a great deal going for it: the nonsensical verse reads like a song, galloping along at a sprightly pace, line after line of snowballing rhymes provoking giggles at every turn with their over-the-top descriptions of the consequences for all of the other animals nearby when the elephant lets go with an enormous sneeze. This is a book that was made for reading aloud. Even the least drama-prone adult will have trouble NOT getting carried away and hamming it up while reading these lines aloud.
But perhaps what makes ?Stand back,? Said the Elephant stand out, in particular, is the unexpected twist in the story. It?s rare to find a book for young children with a ?twist? that isn?t utterly predictable, much less one that will take even adults by surprise. In this case, the surprise proves delightful for both kids and grownups, adding even more laughs to a story that is already giggle-inducing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780688093389
ill.:
Tripp, Wallace
Author:
Thomas, Patty
Author:
by Patricia Thomas and Wallace Tripp
Author:
Thomas, Patricia
Author:
Thomas, Pattye (Echo)
Author:
Tripp, Wallace
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Subject:
Rabbits
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Animals -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
v. 6
Publication Date:
19900423
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.86x8.28x.39 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , The last time the elephant sneezed, he blew monkeys out of the trees, stripes off the zebra, and spots off the leopard. This rollicking new edition of the favorite nonsense verse again shows the panic that follows the elephant's dreaded announcement.
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