People say that you're not supposed to play with your food. But the adventurous little elephant in, Don't Feed the Elephant, never got the message! This charming children's story won't just entertain kids with its hilarious descriptions and zany main character. It will also educate them about the alphabet and help them learn the order of letters. As the elephant works his way through food stuffs, each new dish features a new letter of the alphabet. From animal crackers to zebra cakes, the elephant is enthusiastic to gobble everything up, even when it lands him in hot water.
Get ready for some seriously messy fun with food in this entertaining picture book from award-winning author Sherry Ellis.
The narrator of this allegory warns the reader that if the elephant asks you for a snack, simply say no. For if you do appease the elephant with snacks, you are sure to end up with a ripe mess...Readers that pay attention will also discover that the snacks that the elephant works through–from animal crackers to zebra cakes–are cleverly alphabetized.
Most stories are open to interpretation and this tale has several important themes: 1. Don't feed wild animals. 2. Don't forget your table manners. 3. Don't forget that books can be simple and pure fun.
Filled with colorful cartoon-style illustrations by Md. Anwar, Don't Feed the Elephant is a bright and entertaining picture book that is likely to appeal to fans of Laura Numeroff's ever-popular If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Judy Barrett's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. – The Children's Book Review
...Educates young readers effortlessly while completely entertaining them. -Midwest Book Review
Sherry has done it again! Another lovely work that helps children learn as well as be captivated by the content of this book. Best story line from A to Z and with wonderful and delightful illustrations to match. Cute as well as engaging. Your children will love this book. Terrie Sizemore - Educator, Publisher, Author
I loved the new book by Sherry Ellis "Don't Feed the Elephant." it's hilarious and fun from cover to cover. Young children and their families will adore it as much as I did. When you read the story, you'll be captivated not only by the big, bright illustrations, but also by the verse. For example you'll be laughing at the cheerful, plump elephant when he gives a little boy a cotton candy wig. Find out what happens when he tries the Kosher pickles. What about when the elephant bounces on the jello. Parents, children, and teachers will want to read the story again and again. In the process they'll learn some cute words to associate with the story. I highly recommend it. Reviewed by children's author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Written in lilting language, we meet the big elephant who makes a mess of every snack he is offered and the joy of the hilarious antics of the story provide a subtle but solid introduction to the alphabet – every snack abuse by the elephant begins with the sequential letters of the alphabet. z
The story is fun with its exaggerated food accidents and the reaction of the snack donors to the fun and beautifully illustrated situations that flood the pages of this superb book. repeated and the wonderful aspect for children (well, one of the wonderful aspects!) is the fact that by reading the story they have learn the alphabet! Excellent on every level. Let's hope Sherry Ellis continues her passion for writing children's books. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, February 18