Uncle Elephant by Arnold LobelUncle Elephant by Arnold Lobel

Uncle Elephant

byArnold Lobel

Paperback | October 9, 1986

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A little elephant visits his Uncle Elephant, who makes wishes come true, tells amazing stories, and even trumpets the dawn!

Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.
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Title:Uncle ElephantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.19 inPublished:October 9, 1986Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064441040

ISBN - 13:9780064441049

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love Lobel's Illustrations Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his reader. A nameless little elephant is left alone as his parents go for a sail and end up lost at sea in a storm. Out of the blue Uncle Elephant arrives, takes him to his house where they have a wonderful series of getting-to-know-you adventures, until everything works out in the end. This book is more like a collection of short stories, like the Frog and Toad books, than a comprehensive story but it is held together by the first and last chapters which deal with the boy's missing parents. Some of the chapters are hilarious and had ds laughing out loud, like when Uncle put all his clothes on, on top of one another, and others were just so-so. The book was a little on the young side for him but he enjoys humorous stories and the reading level is spot on now. He is very confidant with Level 2s in this series now and I'm using the few we have left unread as an "easy" read for him. In conclusion, not our favourite Lobel, the story is a bit strange when you really think about it, but still an okay read. I love Lobel's illustrations and animal stories but prefer his earlier work.
Date published: 2012-01-04

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A young elephant shares happy times with his uncle while waiting for his parenets' return. "A unique evocation of affection between old and young".--School Library Journal. Illustrated. A Trophy I Can Read Book