A Parade of Elephants Board Book

Category: Book
By (author): Henkes, Kevin
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Elephants
  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-flexboard
Pages: 36
Size: 7.25in x 7.25in
Our Price:
$ 10.95
Availability:
Available to order

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. Where are they going? Read and find out!

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.
Review Quote*"Kevin Henkes has demonstrated a knack for getting it right...and he shows it again with "A Parade of Elephants," a simple book done up in macaron shades of raspberry, blueberry, lemon, cassis and pistachio...It's clear, clean and cheerful."
Review Quote*"Henkes' latest tale for preschoolers focuses on five elephants whose daylong march provides opportunities for counting and exploring opposites. ...A muted palette and uncluttered yet nuanced compositions distinguish yet another winsome title from Henkes. Toddlers and grown-ups-snuggle up and enjoy."
Review Quote*"Caldecott winner and fan favorite Henkes is back with a delightful new picture book. ...Henkes's images are just as integral as the spare text. Done in a light, pastel palette, the five whimsical and expressive elephants speak for themselves. ...A must-purchase."
Review Quote*"Henkes again displays his understanding of preschooolers: hungry for new information and experiences but also needing a framework of solidity and comfort. ... Simply perfect."
Review Quote*"With little more than well-placed dots and lines, Henkes conveys the elephants' emotions and sense of accomplishment as the day turns to night. Well-executed and appealing, this book is a useful addition to preschool collections."
Review Quote*"There's a sense of energy on every page...With clear, bold type sized for puzzling out letters, this spare offering will appeal to preschoolers who, like the elephants, are settling down into starry sleep."
Review Quote*"A book that cries out to be picked up and petted and hugged…The softly musical flow of the text belies the delicate exactitude of the wordsmithing…the art turns the slightly individualized elephant poses into endearing choreography as the lines of elephants weave through the pages…high classic potential as a baby bedtime tale!"
Review Quote*"The versatile, ever-perceptive Henkes has created a beguiling book of pastel-colored pachyderms. . .The happy creatures demonstrate counting, a few apropos opposites like "over" and "under," a dash of wonderous nighttime magic in the form of a shower of stars, and then-as always, parents will bless his name-the joy of settling down serenely to sleep after a full day."