The Big Elephant in the Room

The Big Elephant in the Room Cover

The Big Elephant in the Room

By Lane Smith

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781423116677, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009

Description

When one donkey tells his friend that they need to talk about "the big elephant in the room," his friend wonders what this embarrassing issue could possibly be. Is it that fact that he ate all the crunchy nut ice cream? Is it that he picked his friend last for soccer... and baseball, and volleyball? Is it the "going in the pool" incident? Or is it none of those things at all? With hilarious artwork and clever wordplay, Lane Smith demonstrates just how BIG a problem a simple verbal misunderstanding can become.



About the Author
Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Lane Smith has received countless honors and awards for his children's books, including his memorable collaborations with Jon Scieszka, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, "The"Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, and Math Curse. His 2006 Disney Hyperion book, "John, Paul, George & Ben, " was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year, and "Child" Magazine and "Parenting" Magazine Best Book of the Year. Lane lives in Connecticut.

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