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When a Pachyderm Comes to Visit

4.89  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Lying in the dark bedroom, Michael heard a noise, clunk, followed by a thud. Was that a Shuffle? Over by the window, he heard that sound, it wasn't the usual wind on the window noise. Swish. There he heard it again. He rolled over and looked at the long window with the streetlight shining through. WhatOs that? WhatOs that shape? He pulled his covers over his head and lay v ...more
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Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I believe this is a book every child will enjoy.
J. Schlenker
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dolcey to the rescue again, of another troubled child. Michael's enthusiasm for Career Day at his school was bashed as some of his schoolmates made fun of him and others shrieked in terror. Michal wanted to be a clown.
Dolcey hears Michael's anguish and comes in the form of an elephant, or as Dolcey prefers, a pachyderm. Is this a coincidence as this animal exudes strength and leadership? I don't think so. Dolcey shows Michael how he can turn his passion of wanting to be a clown into something tr
Nancy Quinn
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am enjoying the Dolcey series. I think this book illustrates another good example of how a child can solve a problem by looking at it from a perspective other than their own. The tale is fun and magical, and I loved the unexpected outcome, a nice little surprise at the end of the story!
Píaras Cíonnaoíth
A delightfully engaging book about never giving up on your dreams...

This is wonderful book for the young reader. It’s an endearing but significant story that communicates important life lessons and teaches children about never giving up on their dreams. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the illustrations (by Zsa-Zsa Venter). I thought the text and illustrations worked very well together. However, I’m still trying to get used to double tapping on the pictures
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michael wants to be a clown when he grows up, but the other kids in his class made fun of him on career day (and they were really mean!). He waits for Dad to come home, but after they talk, Michael doesn’t really feel any better. The problem is that the other kids see clowns as old-fashioned and kind of scary. But Michael just wants to make people happy. Enter Dolcey the fairy in the form of an elephant. She visits Michael and helps him realize his dream.

Who doesn’t love elephants? This is a sw
Dan Nimak
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the second book of this series, wings are spread – literally and figuratively. Yes, once again, Dolcey helps a child in need in a beautiful way that can be appreciated by both children and adults. But the author is also spreading her wings, and I sense that Sojourner has truly grasped who she wants Dolcey to become.

It’s more than just a good book to read to your kids or grandkids at bedtime. It’s a life lesson (or two), something that has the potential to positively affect a child for years t
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an adorable book about going after your heart's desire, regardless of what others think. And what kid would not want a magical fairy friend? A sweet read.
Karen B.
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Oct 22, 2017
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Oct 11, 2017
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Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Sojourner McConnell lives in Winchester, Kentucky with one of her daughters and three of her thirteen grandchildren. She has six grandchildren in Alabama and four that live in Michigan. With all those children and grandchildren, she has crafted her storytelling skills. Sojourner's new book is a children's chapter book, Pup in Training and is just now availab ...more