Ms. Elephant’s got junk…
“Her couplets evince both an ease with current slang as well as more refined aesthetic… the text just itches to be read aloud—a mock hauteur is highly recommended.”
— Publishers Weekly
In her supplemental trunk…
” Use for vocabulary-stretching pleasure.”
—Blair Christolon, School Library Journal
Which is many times the size of kinkajou.
” The jaunty tale reminds readers that although an animal’s behind does not have to be hidden at the zoo, humans must keep theirs covered. This isn’t always easy,,.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Behold Illustrator Dan Santat‘s epic video trailer for our little zoo baby:
If that one proved a bit too relaxing for you, perhaps the spectacle of me rapping and no doubt throwing some inadvertent gang symbols in the New York Public Library is more your speed. Co-starring actual children’s librarian Elizabeth Bird, an uncredited webmaster Jeff Sisson and of course, my fellow author, Erica Perl, the criminal responsible for this monstrosity.
Here’s a wee sample of Dan’s illustrations … click on an image to see how they’ll look floating in the Macy’s Day Parade.
If only you could swing by the snack bar for some of the magnificent heinie-centric refreshments that greeted me & Erica when our No Butts About Reading tour hit Charlottesville. Thanks to Children’s Literature & Reading Specialist Joan Kindig, and her confectionarily gifted students, Hannah Mathews and Karissa Randall for providing such food for thought and thoughtful food.