Synopses & Reviews
Little Elephant and Mama Elephant are going for a walk. and#8220;Hold on to my tail,and#8221; says Mama. and#8220;If you want to ask me a question, tweak twice.and#8221; Tweak, tweak!
and#8220;Mama, what is that?and#8221; Little Elephant is curious about the frog, the monkey, the songbird, the butterfly, and the crocodileand#8212;and especially about what a little elephant can do. Mama knows just how to answer, to help her cherished Little Elephant grow.and#160;
Eve Buntingand#8217;s tender text and Sergio Ruzzierand#8217;s whimsical illustrations make this walk with Mama an excursion any little elephant would enjoy.
andquot;A lighthearted celebration of friendship and sharing.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;This lighthearted story revels in the small acts that make life betterandmdash;cheers all around.andquot;
andquot;Won explores the way a simple gift and a little attention from friends can have nearly magical healing properties.andquot;
andquot;A tip of the hat to this buoyant debut.andquot;
"Young children will enjoy following Little Elephantand#8217;s fantasies....Along with the imaginative silliness, the nurturing parent-child tenderness is the core of the story."and#8212;Booklist and#160; "The pairing of Buntingand#8217;s traditional text, powered by an elegant repeating structure, with Ruzzierand#8217;s offbeat art is unexpectedly fabulous."and#8212;Horn Book Magazine, starred review
How do you shake off aand#160;grumpy day? Don a fantastic hatand#8212;and share the joy with a friend!
Elephant wakes up grumpyand#8212;until ding, dong! Whatand#8217;s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephantand#160;marches offand#160;to show Zebra, but Zebra is having aand#160;grumpy day, tooand#8212;until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle! The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend. An irresistible celebration of friendship, sharing, and fabulousand#160;hats.
From the author/artist of Peggy, a lively and lovely-to-look-at young picture book about a little alligator named Alfie, whose creative delaying tactics test his motherand#39;s patience.
About the Author
EVE BUNTING has writtenandnbsp;over two hundredandnbsp;books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.