A Parade of Elephants
An ALA Notable Book
This engaging picture book is just right for the youngest reader and is a perfect choice for story time and bedtime sharing.
Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It’s a surprise!
With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, bright pastel illustrations, large and readable type, and an adorable parade of elephants, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. A Parade of Elephants is an excellent choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.
The illustrations are simple with a pastel palette, and the story itself is a quick, repetitive, and easy one that's suitable to read aloud and for early readers to enjoy. The soothing colors of the pictures and the easy rhythm of the words make this a nice choice for a toddler's bedtime story.
My thanks to YA Books Central and the publisher for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
A great bedtime story