One little boy living on a farm in rural Texas gets a big
surprise when he discovers tiny flying elephants under his bed. But
his mom doesn't like critters in the house, so he tries to keep
them a secret. Until one day they escape from his bedroom and cause
havoc in the house. But when locusts invade the farm and start to
destroy crops, the elephants come to the rescue!
Bestselling author-illustrator Graeme Base has created a unique
story with his signature illustrations, which are sure to appeal to
Praise for Little Elephants
"The minimal text wisely recedes for Base''s gorgeous paintings,
and the story''s very implausibility is a large part of the
delight... An offbeat and winning mix of earthiness and
"This is a strange, magical book. Base's lush paintings ground the
fanciful story in its realistic rural setting. At the same time,
the landscapes are suffused with a golden glow that casts a
soporific charm over the whole book. Interesting visual details
abound, from the mouse's thimble helmet to the prophetic circus
posters on the walls. A great book to enjoy one-on-one."
-School Library Journal
"Graeme Base has done it again. His beautifully detailed paintings
are such an important part of this story."
-Library Media Connection