Books by Rebecca Elgar

IS THAT AN ELEPHANT OVER THERE? by Rebecca Elgar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

Take veteran searchers for Eric Carle's Spot into wilder country with this laminated board book. Five times, glimpses of ears and tails prompt the title question, but behind bush-shaped flaps are four familiar animals before the bright blue elephant appears. Aiming for a very young audience, Elgar depicts animals and surrounding foliage with thick lines and solid colors; her rudimentary story line invites participatory reading ("NO!") before the final, resounding "YES!" The book's construction is sturdy enough to survive repeated safaris. (Board book. 1-3) Read full book review >
ONE LONELY LION by Rebecca Elgar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

A lonesome lion's search for companionship results in an impromptu animal party in this frolicsome read-aloud counting adventure. Each of several spreads features the lion sitting at a deserted piece of playground equipment, "One Lonely Lion. What can Lion do?", when he's on a see-saw by himself. Chunky flaps fold down to reveal the successive appearances of Tiger ("Along comes Tiger. Now there are two"), Elephant, Zebra, and Hippo. The deceptively simple format and repetitive phrasing will have toddlers chanting along, making predictions, and reinforcing number recognition. Vivid illustrations, cheerful characters, and an upbeat tempo enliven a jovial tale. (Lift-the-flap. 1-4) Read full book review >
JACK by Rebecca Elgar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

It's Jack the pup's birthday, and like any inquisitive youngster, he's trying to guess his presents' contents by their shapes. Readers have it easy—the triangle-shaped package is a toy sailboat, while the easy-to-predict gift is a ball. It's all illustrated in bright colors and heavy, easy-to-see black outlines. A bold pop-up ends the tale, displaying a tableau of Jack and relevant objects, plus a key to help toddlers identify things by color and shape. Fun until the flaps wear off, which they may from the repeated work-outs this book is certain to enjoy. (Board book. 1-3) Read full book review >