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The Trouble With Elephants

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
What exactly is the trouble with elephants? Well, they take up all the room in the bathtub, they eat all the cupcakes at picnics, and they're not very good at hide-and-seek. But for the little girl who tells about them, they're lovable, no matter what they do! Full-color illustrations by the author.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published November 3rd 1997 by Walker Books Ltd (first published 1988)
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Tahya Bruce
Oct 12, 2016 Tahya Bruce rated it really liked it
I thought this was a well thought out children's book. The plot of it is very cute and connects very well with little kids. It shows just how big a child's imagination can be with their stuffed animals and how they treat their stuffed animals as if they were alive and present. I would recommend this book for either class room or nighttime read. The illustrations were great and this book would be perfect for kindergarten and even 1st grade.
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Aug 30, 2016 Hannah Grosse rated it liked it
I like this book. It's not an over-the-top knock-your-socks-off kind of book, but it is enjoyable. I personally am fond of elephants, which is why this book stuck out to me. The little girl is cute, and this book is a good way to help small children remember how big elephants are. I also like the imagination put into the supposed life of an elephant. Adding that personification helped to keep the reader's interest, and it sparked imagination by inviting us to envision a big old elephant sliding ...more
May 29, 2011 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was one of the first books I purchased for my library when I was 18 years old and beginning my children's book collection. Bought soley because it was about Elephants, my favorite animal. The story is short, not a lot of words on the page to keep young children/babies interested. My one year old will sit through stories quite nicely, but wants to turn the pages and taste test all books we read, so this might go back on the shelf for a while longer.
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Mar 06, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
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A cute, whimsical tale about all the issues you run into when you hang out with elephants.

Really nice illustrations.
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I especially liked the elephant picnic part and the games the elephants play.
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