When Your Elephant Comes to Play (Hardcover)

By Ale Barba (Illustrator), Ale Barba

Philomel Books, 9780399163128, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

A hilarious celebration of imagination--and pets--that will have kids laughing

What’s a boy to do when an elephant shows up at his door and wants to play? Eating cake makes a big mess, there’s not enough room in the pool for the two of them, and jumping on the bed may be the biggest disaster of all! But hugs? Well, those work. Elephants are probably the best huggers around.
 
With dozens of laughs, a big elephant sneeze, and a hug you won’t soon forget, this book will make you wish an elephant came to play at your house too.


Praise for When Your Elephant Comes to Play:

"An excellent addition to any collection, this appealing tale is full of humor and easily extends imaginative play."--Kirkus

"A story as irrepressible as the cross-species pals it stars."--Publishers Weekly

"A pleasant read about a little boy’s big imagination, with creative, colorful spreads that will stay with readers long after the story ends."--Booklist


About the Author

Ale Barba (www.AleBarba.com) has been making art with a variety of mediums for as long as she can remember. She has been published in the Spanish language in Mexico, Denmark and Colombia, and her work has twice been recognized by the National Council for Culture and Arts in Mexico. Her artwork also won a spot at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair showcase in 2012. When Your Elephant Comes to Play marks her U.S., English-language debut. Ale lives in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Praise For When Your Elephant Comes to Play

Praise for When Your Elephant Comes to Play:

"An excellent addition to any collection, this appealing tale is full of humor and easily extends imaginative play."--Kirkus 

"A story as irrepressible as the cross-species pals it stars."--Publishers Weekly 

"A pleasant read about a little boy’s big imagination, with creative, colorful spreads that will stay with readers long after the story ends."--Booklist