When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles Book
When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles Book
A BookrooView of

When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles

Written by Susanna Leonard Hill and illustrated by Daniel Wiseman

Published by Simon & Schuster


Publisher's Summary

When your elephant has the sniffles, you better make sure he doesn’t sneeze! This charming and hilarious board book highlights the many ways to make an under-the-weather elephant feel better!

Does your elephant have the sniffles? Make sure to take good care of him because you don’t want him to start sneezing. Gather up your tissues and your pillows and make that elephant feel better! But don’t get too close…or you just might end up with the sniffles, too!

Topics in When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles

Where did you get the idea for When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles?

Susanna: I have five children, and over the years they have supplied me with plenty of inspiration for stories. When Your Elephant Has The Sniffles was born from the many times one child brought the sniffles home from school and thoughtfully shared them with the rest of the family :) It is part of a series in which all the stories revolve around finding the fun in experiences that children sometimes find objectionable or unpleasant. In these stories, the animal has to take a bath or get the sniffles or have a haircut, and the child gets to be in charge - a nice switch on reality. When it came to the sniffles I thought, what could be worse than an elephant sneeze? And that’s how it was an elephant that got the sniffles :)


  • Age Range: 2-4
  • Pages: 26
  • Book Type: board
  • Publication Date: July 11, 2017
  • ISBN: 1481495046
  • ISBN 13: 9781481495042
Join Our Kids Book Club
Learn More
The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

Super cute book! The little girl's antics trying to help her elephant feel better are adorable (and hilarious!) and the parody of the parent-child relationship may be lost on your toddler, but it won't be on you :) I love that it creates empathy for the care giver and gives kids a framework for relating to how to take care of sick people (whether that's them, a sibling, or a parent!) It's a little long for my 18-month-old currently, and I have to read it pretty quickly or point out lots of things as we read to keep him engaged, but I'm holding out for the idea that it's planting fantastic ideas in his subconscious, and he'll enjoy it more as his attention span increases.

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

Such a fun book to talk to your kids about sickness with a fun storyline. The whole story is about how you can help and take care of an elephant that has the sniffles, and the ideas in it teach how they can react if a sibling, parent, or they themselves get a cold.

Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna is an award winning children’s author who has authored 15 children’s books with 10 more forthcoming over the next two years. She was born in New York City and attended Brearley School, then graduated with a degree in English and Psychology from Middlebury College. Later she received her M.A. and M.Ed. from Columbia University. She spent many years teaching dyslexic students, and she has been writing stories ever since the second grade, when she wrote her first story, The Girl and The Witch. Her books have earned awards including Junior Library Guild Selection, Amelia Bloomer Project Feminist Books For Youth, Booklist Children’s Pick, Children’s Book of the Month, Parents Magazine #1 Board Book 2017, and Gold Mom’s Choice Award. In addition to authoring children’s books, she is a mother to five, a teacher, and a lecturer.

View Author
Susanna Leonard Hill
Daniel Wiseman

Daniel Wiseman likes to draw. A lot. He likes it so much, he’s made a career out of it. Usually he draws animals wearing clothes, or kids enjoying a good dance party. However, when prodded, he’s been known to draw pretty much anything else. Daniel currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his beautiful wife and his equally beautiful son. When he isn’t drawing, he can usually be found doing one of these great things: perfecting his biscuit recipe, hiking up a mountain in some faraway location, singing loudly in his car, riding his bike on the mean streets of STL, or napping.

View Illustrator
Daniel Wiseman

More books like When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles

View All ›
The Snatchabook book
Preschool · Age 5 · fixing mistakes · friendship · empathy · Best Children's Books by Age · 100 Hidden Gem · sharing · calming reads for bedtime · forgiveness · reading · 2019 Picture Book Summer Reading List
The Snatchabook
My Pet Giraffe book
pets · fall · hide-and-seek · animals · Halloween
My Pet Giraffe
Caring for Your Lion book
silly · pets · lions · imagination
Caring for Your Lion
My Pet Polar Bear book
pets · bears · winter
My Pet Polar Bear
When Your Lion Needs a Bath book
bath time · silly · lions
When Your Lion Needs a Bath
My Pet Penguins book
pets · penguins · adventure
My Pet Penguins
Business Pig book
pets · being different · being yourself · pigs
Business Pig
Mustache Baby book
babies · adventure · silly · mischief
Mustache Baby