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Where’s Ellie? (2012): If You Have a Trunk…

Salina Yoon, Where’s Ellie? (Random House, 2012)

 

photo credit: crowdingthebooktruck.blogspot.com

It’s hard to hide an elephant.

A must-have for any elephant-loving bean bean, but it’s incredibly short (even for a pre-lit board book) and because of that won’t stand up to repeated reads as well as many other board books. I like the concept, though—you take a distinctive feature of a given animal (in this case, the elephant’s trunk) and show other things that can be mistaken for it (a hose, the brim of a hat, etc.) before getting to the big reveal, and of course elephant lovers are going to rejoice when you hit that last page. ***

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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