I Love My Pet Elephant by Lauren Micchelli, illustrated by Thomas Barnett

I Love My Pet Elephant by Lauren Micchelli, illustrated by Thomas Barnett is similar to Clifford the Big Red Dog without the inherent charm. Totally written in rhyme with colorful illustrations, this book is the story of a young girl (un-named) with a flying pet elephant named Pete (the name of the author’s brother). They share together during lunch time and bath time and play together while swimming and sledding. When riding their bicycles, Pete’s is too small, and at night he takes up the whole bed, so she has to sleep on his head. Not very complex or imaginative, the story does deal with the familiar and the simple text is perfect for preschoolers or beginning readers. The expressions on both girl and pet are also sure to please the little ones. Three stars and a thank you to Netgalley and First Edition Design Publishing for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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