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Title:
When Elephant goes to a party
Author:
Levitin, Sonia, 1934-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Flagstaff, AZ : Rising Moon, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Explains all the things that Elephant should know about how to behave when attending a birthday or other kind of party.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 52881.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780873587518
Format :
Book

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Explains all the things that Elephant should know about how to behave when attending a birthday or other kind of party.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. When a little girl is invited to a party, she asks if she can bring along her friend Elephant. This understated tale of etiquette do's and don'ts prepares Elephant, a wide-eyed and rather nervous-looking pachyderm, for her first foray into polite society. The narrator offers advice on situations both expected (dress for the occasion, bring a gift for the host) and unexpected (call collect if telephoning relatives in Arabia or Africa, do not sit on the cake). While the premise may seem old-fashioned, the tone is fresh and humorous. When Elephant is offered food, she is advised to "take only a few, and not fill her trunk with goodies to take home." Amusing line drawings featuring Elephant's rotundity and outstretched trunk chronicle her journey from shy, clumsy guest to confident party-goer. A witty, gentle reminder of what it means to mind your p's and q's. --Amy Brandt


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-In this humorous book about manners, a little girl telephones her hostess, asking if she may bring a friend (who happens to be a sizable gray elephant) to the birthday party. Having received gracious permission to attend, Elephant gives careful consideration to her outfit and the correct gift to bring. The animal's friend advises her to be sure to bathe and brush her tusks beforehand. Once at the party, Elephant is reminded to speak politely to the other guests, to refrain from climbing on the furniture, and be sure to wait her turn during any games. She should never snoop in closets and eat only her share of the cake and ice cream-all behaviors that characterize a good guest. The absurdity of the situation, the deadpan humor, and the large illustrations combine to make this a great read-aloud for groups. In an imaginative format, witty computerized pen-and-colored-pencil pictures show a goggle-eyed elephant with a pink bow between her ears as she experiences the party events in the lively company of sharp-nosed, cartoon fellow guests.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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