Come Back Soon (Hardcover)

By Daniel Schallau, Daniel Schallau (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618694945, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



It's a long way from Elephant Island to Icetown,
but good friends will travel great distances to visit one another.
And so Elephant leaves home to see his penguin penpals--
Elephant has helped them build a hotel, and there will be a party
in his honor.

In Icetown, things don't go as planned.
In fact, they don't go smoothly at all.

But just like friends will travel far across the sea to be with one another,
good friends will also always help to make things right.

A story of friendship, a story of travel and global community, Come Back Soon will cheer anyone who has ever made a mistake and been forgiven.

Praise For Come Back Soon

"This busily surreal tale will make readers feel as though they’ve walked in on the middle of a conversation . . . Both the ingenuous present-tense narration and the intricate, architecturally inspired black-lined drawings will bring to mind as well that famous French elephant who also buys a suit."--Kirkus Reviews

"The general level of civility recalls the world of Babar, but the elaborate yet always readable spreads are distinctly Schallau's own."--Publishers Weekly