The Elephantom

We have an Elephantom. He turned up on Tuesday, just after tea-time. To be honest, he’s starting to bug me. Sometimes all you want or need in a story is just a straightforward entertaining narrative.  The Elephantom is perfect for those times.  Ross Collins’ story of a little girl with a pesky, mischievous, phantom elephant […]

What Elephant?

“Elephants don’t watch TV, and they certainly don’t eat chocolate chip cookies.” I’m not a fan of preachy books, or those that revolve around teaching kids a lesson, but I do have a soft spot for a great story that encourages  the sort of character traits that reinforce independent thinking, creativity, and imagination.  What Elephant? […]

“Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!”

“Stand back,” said the elephant, “I’m going to sneeze! I hate to alarm you, But I don’t wish to harm you. My friends, I fear It’s clear . . . . Oh, dear, You’d better stand back, I’m going to sneeze.” This rollicking tale has a great deal going for it: the nonsensical verse reads […]