Elephant's Story (Hardcover)

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The day Gracie loses her favorite book, Elephant finds it. He sniffs the words ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS and--oops--they go up his trunk, where they wiggle and jiggle and make him sneeze. The letters fly through the air helter skelter, and when Elephant tries to put them back together, he can't figure out how to make the right words that fit. He asks his friends for help, but they just choose some of the letters to make up their own words--Alligator wants to CHEW them, Seal SPINs them, Monkeys THROW them, and Bear just SNOREs. Lucky for elephant, Gracie comes looking for her book. She makes the letters into the right words and then adds some of her own: a girl went to the zoo and made a new friend.

About the Author

Tracey Campbell Pearson is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including two companion board books, Hector Protector and Little Bo-Peep. She lives in Jericho Center, Vermont.

Praise For…

"A sweet, funny story—though not without its awkward moments—with a metafictive theme that should entertain." -- Kirkus Reviews   

"Pearson’s humorous illustrations are drawn with a loose flowing line. An overlay of light watercolors brings to life Elephant’s expressive face. Endpapers show him making the letters of the alphabet with this body. A lighthearted picture book for storytimes about friendship, cooperation, or books." -- School Library Journal


"A good choice for the smallest book lovers." - Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374399139
ISBN-10: 0374399131
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English