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Both funny and sweet, this intergenerational story trumpets one boy's boundless imagination -- and shows how truly infectious it can be. (Age 3 and up)
What to do when Grandpa and Grandma are too busy to play? Ask your imaginary elephant, of course! He's tons of fun, even if he squashes the flower bed, breaks a few things around the house, and gets a little too splashy in the bathtub. But Grandpa and Grandma will understand -- really. With his trademark vibrant, energetic illustrations, Petr Horï¿½cek introduces us to a delightfully enterprising child, some wisely laid-back grandparents, and the most endearing elephant you'll ever want to meet.
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Petr Hor�cek is the author-illustrator of LOOK OUT, SUZY GOOSE and SILLY SUZY GOOSE, as well as RUN MOUSE RUN!; BIRD, FLY HIGH; A NEW HOUSE FOR MOUSE; STRAWBERRIES ARE RED; and WHEN THE MOON SMILED. He lives in England.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1—A child's grandparents are too busy to play with him, so he creates a friend that only he can see: a large, fun-loving, pencil-gray elephant. When the smiling grandfather asks who "messed up" his flowers, the child blames his new friend. The same goes for the missing muffins, the mess in the hall, and the puddles in the bathroom. Though the child apologizes, he seems to feel sorrier about blaming his imaginary elephant than upsetting Grandma and Grandpa. However, all is forgiven and the next morning Grandpa suggests playing ball. The illustrations appear to have been created with pencil, pen/ink, and watercolor and then cut and pasted onto clean white backgrounds. This is a slight story about a boy and his imaginary friend, and the bright mixed-media pictures are the best part.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
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Book Description Candlewick. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0763645664 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0322244
Book Description Candlewick, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0763645664
Book Description Candlewick, 2009. Condition: New. Petr Horacek (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0763645664