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IS THAT AN ELEPHANT OVER THERE? by Rebecca Elgar

IS THAT AN ELEPHANT OVER THERE?

By Rebecca Elgar (Author) , Rebecca Elgar (Illustrator)

Age Range: 1 - 3

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 1-899607-13-7
Publisher: Sterling

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)