All the animals want to play hide-and-seek, but– “oh, no!” –Elephant isn't very good at that. He's too easy to find. What about leap-frog? He's not good at that, either. What about hopscotch, or skipping, or tag? No, no and no. Poor Elephant isn't very good at many games, and the animals are starting to get frustrated with him. Luckily there is one game Elephant loves to play, and the animals oblige him, though they may have to say "oh, no!" themselves when he wants to play it again. This rollicking, silly, repetitive text will have young readers laughing out loud and asking to read it again.
About the Author
A. H. Benjamin has written more than 30 books for children, which have been translated into 20 languages, and several have been adapted for radio, television and theater. His works include Baa, Moo! What Will We Do?, It Could Have Been Worse, and The Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple.
Alireza Goldouzian is an internationally recognized artist who has published numerous books in his native Iran, as well as exhibiting his prize-winning children's book art around the world. This is his first book for minedition.
"Benjamin subtly emphasizes the value of participation—and that it's possible to have fun even when an activity isn't one's strong suit.” —Publishers Weekly
"Kids will giggle over Elephant’s attempts to play and cheer when he finally triumphs. The underlying message reassures without being apparent." —Kirkus Reviews
"This wild playdate among the animals will show readers a good time and provide a subtle lesson in inclusivity. A great read-aloud choice." —Julie Roach, slj.com
"Different animals have different talents and abilities, but with the right attitude, everyone can have fun together . . . . Readers will be drawn in immediately." —Lucina Whitehurt, Booklist
"Great for working on names of shapes, labeling shapes, matching, and food labeling . . . cute and funny and interactive." —lineupthebooks.com