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Mr. Elephanter

Written & illustrated by Lark Pien
Published by Candlewick Press
4.75 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.5 / 5.0
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Sep 28, 2010
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What's Mr. Elephanter About

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Come visit the Elephantery, where Mr. Elephanter looks after the peppy elephanties! A charming, quirky picture book debut by an acclaimed cartoonist.

Early every morning, Mr. Elephanter arrives at the Elephantery to care for his diminutive charges, who greet him with toots and trumpets. There are hugs and hellos all around! They all eat pancakes, paddle and splash in the neighborhood pool, and parade through the bustling city. After naps, Mr. Elephanter pretends he’s a tunnel, tower, and bridge, while the elephanties play all around him. In fresh watercolors exuding warmth and whimsy, Lark Pien introduces the doting Mr. Elephanter — and the most adorable miniature creatures you’ll ever meet.

What Kind of Book is Mr. Elephanter

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.75 / 7.0

This is such a sweet book, with such sweet and simple illustrations. I love the light pastels look of the pictures, and the story has just the right ratio of sweet to silly. It’s a win with my toddlers too!

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Who Wrote Mr. Elephanter

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Lark Pien
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Publication Date:
September 28, 2010

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