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 […]
“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! 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 […]
One day he found the thingamabob. When the giggles start with the very first line of a story, you know that you’re in for a treat. The Thingamabob is a wonderful little story of a young elephant’s quest to figure out the purpose of a “thingamabob” that he has found—that thingamabob being a red umbrella.