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I've Got an Elephant - Anne Ginkel

I've Got an Elephant

By: Anne Ginkel, Janie Bynum (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2006
ISBN: 9781561453733
Number Of Pages: 24
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old

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Owning an elephant is terrific, but what happens when he gets lonely and invites a friend over?
Every time a busy little girl goes out-to school or to the movies or to the mall-her elephant friends get lonely. He invites more elephant over and they all join her in fun activities, from swimming in the local pool to dancing in her ballet class! As the number of elephants increases, so do their antics. Finally, the resourceful heroine finds her companions a new home where she can visit themand make a few new friends too.
Young readers will be highly amused by the exuberant characters and mounting silliness in Anne Ginkel's unique counting tale. Illustrator Janie Bynum's brightly colored illustrations and affectionately drawn, expressive characters capture the story's good-natured fun.

"Crisp, rhyming text and warm, appealing illustrations will make this counting book a favorite with the very young." "Debuting author (and former children's bookstore owner) Ginkel keeps her rhymes simple and catchy, while Bynum (Altoona Baboona) uses chipper watercolors to dress up the pachyderms in silly outfits (including Superman pajamas and tutus) and place them in unlikely situations (sledding, going to scary movies). Preschoolers will likely enjoy the accumulation of affectionate elephants, the improbability of their behavior and the self-assurance of the plucky narrator." "Matching the buoyant, gently humorous tone of the text are the sunny illustrations... Fun for reading aloud." "An entertaining addition to collections of counting tales."

ISBN: 9781561453733
ISBN-10: 1561453730
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 1st September 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.64 x 24.49  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.39