Elephantantrum! by Gillian Shields


An adorable book about one little girl getting what she needs instead of what she wants.

Ellie has everything she wants…except an elephant. The spoiled girl pitches a fit until her father finally gives in. But once the elephant arrives, Ellie doesn’t want it. The elephant takes her things and her friends, and he doesn’t share at all.

This book has a great message hidden inside a delightful story. The zany and cute artwork by Cally Johnson-Isaacs is a perfect match for Shields’ story of one father loving his daughter enough to give her what she needs. It’s really nice to see the father as the only parent in the story. It’s not often done. Usually if a parent is featured in a story, it’s the mother. And just like Veruca Salt fromΒ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Ellie learns manners and understanding go a long way.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Tiger Tales (September 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589251261
ISBN-13: 978-1589251267

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.