The downside is that none of Elephant's friends seem up to the task of scratching his back — but the upside is that their failed attempts are adorable and hilarious in Jory John and Liz Climo's super clever picture book. Recommended By Lucinda G., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A hilarious take on helping others and self awareness from New York Times bestselling author Jory John and comic artist sensation Liz Climo
Persnickety Elephant has an itch – a big one – and he can’t reach it! While he isn’t above asking for a little help, no one is up to the task. Turtle is too lazy, Snail is too slimy, and Alligator… well, Elephant isn’t sure he wants his assistance. Does Elephant have to do everything himself?
Jory John’s signature deadpan humor pairs perfectly with Liz Climo’s oh-so-innocent-looking animals to create a slyly ironic read-aloud that will leave kids and parents in stitches.
"The expressive text andillustrations act together to make the elephant’s frustration clearly evident…. There is much [children] can identify with in this elephant’s dilemma." Booklist
About the Author
Jory John is the author of the picture books Penguin Problems, I Will Chomp You!, Quit Calling Me a Monster!, and the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Book Goodnight Already! He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the national bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among many other books. He is a former writing instructor at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco. Jory now lives in Oregon.