Erica’s Elephant

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Scholastic

Review

When Erica finds an elephant on her doorstep, she's not sure what to do with it. Yet Erica feels an immediate bond with this unlikely new friend, and forms a plan to make sure the elephant can stay.

However, her nosy neighbour has her own views on the appropriateness of keeping an elephant in a terraced house - and a helpful stranger seems to want to get involved, too. All is not what is seems, but Erica and her elephant understand each other in a way that no one else can.

Sylvia Bishop's short chapter book for young readers is a delight from start to finish. The intrusive elephant is a lovely image and his expressive 'TRONK's will have everyone giggling.

There are pretty illustrations from newcomer Ashley King and the excellent elephant facts at the end are a nice touch, too.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

Clare and her Captain

Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Catherine Rayner

While on holiday in Devon, Clare strikes up a touching friendship with an elderly man and his beloved horse. This moving tale of loneliness, loss and friendship is beautifully illustrated and particularly suited to dyslexic readers.

Read more about Clare and her Captain

Claude in the City

Author: Alex T Smith

Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude heads for the city, where pigeons, beret shops and robberies await.

Read more about Claude in the City