Yellow Elephant (Hardcover)

A Bright Bestiary

By Julie Larios, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152054229, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006

List Price: 16.00*
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Have you ever seen a yellow elephant, glowing in the jungle sun?
Have you seen a green frog--splash!--turn blue?
Or a red donkey throw a red-hot tantrum?
In this bright bestiary, poet Julie Larios and painter Julie Paschkis cast a menagerie of animals in brilliantly unexpected hues--encouraging us to see the familiar in surprising new ways.

About the Author

JULIE LARIOS is a prizewinning poet and a faculty member in the Vermont College MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program.

Julie Paschkis has illustrated many award-winning books, including Yellow Elephant by Julie Larios, Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal by Paul Fleischman, and Night Garden by Janet S. Wong. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit her at

Praise For Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary

*"The poems beautifully show how color and sound create mood and imagery."

— Booklist