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Created by Lisa Hanyok
  • Details about When Elephant Met Giraffe

    When Elephant Met Giraffe

    Paul Gude (Illustrator)

    From the instant she sees him at the water hole, Elephant is curious about Giraffe. And while Giraffe doesn't have much to say, Elephant is more than happy to make the first move. From inviting herself to bake pretzels with Giraffe to ordering him around while playing pirates, Elephant?s bold and brassy style takes some getting used to. But still waters run deep and silent Giraffe seems to have no problem making himself heard. The result is a friend for the ages.…more

  • Details about Small Elephant's Bathtime

    Small Elephant's Bathtime

    Tatyana Feeney

    Small Elephant likes water . . . but not when it's in a bath.   Small Elephant's mommy tries to make the bath more fun with toys and bubbles, but he is not fooled.   He is too busy to take a bath. He has said no many times. He is getting very cross.   And then he disappears! (Elephants who cannot be found cannot take baths.)   But Small Elephant's daddy has a way to make the bath fun. He may look silly doing it--but it just might work!   With spare text and sprightly ill……more

  • Details about Little Elephnats/Elefantitos (canticos)

    Little Elephnats/Elefantitos (canticos)

    Susie Jaramillo (Illustrator)

    Little Elephants/Elefantitos is the 2nd book in the bilingual (English & Spanish) nursery rhyme collection from Canticos. This children's book is based on the song "Un elefante se balanceaba" , a traditional Mexican counting song. It teaches little ones how to count to five plus serves as the perfect bedtime story. Canticos animated videos are now streaming across Nickelodeon's digital platforms. Watch them now at Concept: Counting Numbers. Format: Novelty book with a……more

  • Details about Oliver's Tree

    Oliver's Tree

    Kit Chase (Illustrator)

    Meet three adorable best friends from debut author/illustrator talent with a huge Etsy following Oliver, Charlie, and Lulu love to play outside together. Their favorite game is hide-and-seek, but it's not fun for Oliver when his friends hide in the trees--he can't reach them! So the friends set off to find a tree that Oliver can play in. But there's a reason we don't see elephants in trees, and just when Oliver is ready to give up the search, Charlie and Lulu surprise him with the perfect tre……more

  • Details about Ellie


    Mike Wu.

    The zoo is closing down! Ellie and her friends want to save their home, but Ellie's just a baby elephant and she doesn't know what she can do to help.…more

  • Details about Hooray for Hat!

    Hooray for Hat!

    Brian Won

    Elephant wakes up grumpy--until ding, dong! What's in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephant marches off to show Zebra, but Zebra is having a grumpy day, too--until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle! The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend. An irresistible celebration of friendship, sharing, and fabulous hats.…more

  • Details about CRASH! BOOM! a Math Tale

    CRASH! BOOM! a Math Tale

    Robie H. Harris; Chris Chatterton (Illustrator)

    How do these blocks stack up? Gentle math concepts go down easy in this fun and accessible story for very young children by the esteemed Robie H. Harris. Elephant has a bucket of blocks and wants to build something tall. Something as tall as Elephant. But will it stay up? CRASH! BOOM! Not this time. Build it again? One block. Two blocks? Four blocks? It's still not as tall as Elephant. More blocks! Now will it stay up? Now will it be as tall as Elephant? Build, balance, count -- question, esti……more

  • Details about Get Out of My Bath!

    Get Out of My Bath!

    Nosy Crow Staff; Britta Teckentrup (Illustrator)

    Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath, but she's not the only one. Her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join her, followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie's bath is ruined. What can she do? She sucks all the water into her trunk, of course! Then she waits until all the uninvited animals have left before squirting it back. Finally she can enjoy her bath in peace! A beautifully designed, boldly illustrated picture book for the very young in which r……more

  • Details about Have You Seen Elephant?

    Have You Seen Elephant?

    David Barrow (Illustrator)

    Elephant wants to play hide and seek. See if you can help the others find him--he's very good at hiding! This tale of absurdity is perfect for sharing with children who will love finding Elephant (and being faster at it than the boy in the book!). Watch out for the dog and the tortoise, too . . .…more

  • Details about Who's in the Tree?: And Other Lift-The-Flap Surprises

    Who's in the Tree?: And Other Lift-The-Flap Surprises

    Craig Shuttlewood

    An elephant in the sky? A peacock in the sea? Are creatures hiding where they shouldn't be? Lift the large flaps, follow the romping rhyme, and find each face that's out of place. Graphic artist Craig Shuttlewood whisks kids from desert to forest to ocean deep--and finally to the zoo, where the only one who doesn't fit is YOU! His outstanding debut introduces the idea of where animals (and humans) live-and will delight kids over and over again.…more

  • Details about Little Elephant

    Little Elephant

    Miela Ford; Tana Hoban (Illustrator)

    There's nothing better than splashing in a pool of water. It's great fun, whether you are an elephant or a human baby, especially if your mother is watching and waiting for you. Glorious full-color photographs capture a little elephant having wonderful wet fun. "Stunning photography; enchanting book."--Kirkus Reviews.…more