Synopses & Reviews
Stories about siblings often focus on how they don’t play nicely together—and how the older child usually requires lessons in empathy and patience. But Maggie who’s an elephant and a big sister to Wendel has a generous spirit and a handle on her temper and she should be relatable to readers regardless of their birth order. Dividing the story into three vignettes of pretend play (reality is depicted in distilled mostly bamp;w images while the fantasies are rendered in thrilling color) Doerrfeld (Matilda in the Middle) gives ample proof that Wendell can be an overly exuberant playmate. But when he knocks down Maggie’s tower of building blocks she quickly recovers her emotional footing and draws him into a game of imagination that lets him be the hero. And when Wendell is a little too picky in his role as a pet shop customer Maggie fumes a bit but doesn’t blow her top. Doerrfeld sidesteps providing a Big Lesson to focus on the interplay between two vividly drawn personalities and powerful imaginations—and the results are fresh and fun. Ages 4–8. Agent: Rachel Orr Prospect Agency. (Mar.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
In this charming picture book, brother and sister elephants come together for an afternoon of epic adventures as they let their big imaginations take them to the wildest of places
When it comes to playtime, Maggie and Wendel's imaginations are limitless. Whether the elephant siblings are pretending to rescue a pal from a burning building, buying a pet dragon at the pet store, or going on a wild jungle safari, no adventure is too far-fetched.
Perfect for young siblings of any age, this beautifully illustrated story with minimal text will enchant young readers and show every brother and sister that, with a little imagination, it is possible to get along.