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4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Relates the consequences of an elephant's sneeze.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Puffin Books (first published 1976)
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Nicole Fellows
Jun 18, 2008 Nicole Fellows rated it really liked it
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Fun wordless picture book! The elephant gets put in jail because he sneezed and ruined everything. Then he sneezes again and gets himself out of jail. In the end he gets the girl too because she sneezes and he offers her a hankerchief. The pictures do a great job of showing the emotions of each of the characters which in my opionion, makes the whole story. I think kids would love it!
Oct 02, 2012 Ciera rated it it was amazing
I love that this book's illustrations were all black and white, and looked to be drawn by a pen or pencil. The only words in the entire book were "Ah-Choo!" It shows a poor elephant getting into trouble, and sneezing along the way. The fact that the illustrations are simple in color and eleborate in detail give readers a new outlook on picture books.
May 16, 2008 Katrina rated it it was amazing
This book was great. It is wordless but the emotions and details in the pictures perfectly show what is going on. It has humor and teaches about fairness, mercy , and justice. The elephant is way cute too!
I think that students would like this book. The pictures are black and white and the book is really a simple.
Jun 19, 2008 Michelle rated it liked it
I thought it was a cute book, but I would have liked it to have color and I would like the picture's to be bigger.
Danielle Miskin
May 07, 2008 Danielle Miskin rated it really liked it
Very cute! Creative, good pictures that can tell the story. Elephant sneezes,ruins everything, gets put in jail, gets out by sneezing, steals the girl because she sneezes too. Cute and funnY!
May 28, 2010 Cana rated it really liked it
Mommy says: No words other than "Ah-choo" in this book, but it is adorable. Even good readers will like it, but those who don't yet read will love it!
Jan 08, 2009 Sam rated it it was ok
Shelves: wordless
This book was simple. The illustrations were black and white. The story will make children laugh and can be used when teaching about the different senses.
May 07, 2008 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Even though the book didn't have any words, I loved the events that took place. Even though the elephant got in trouble for sneezing, in the end it all worked out.
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Amusing picture book with characters that come to life while hardly saying a word.
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