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About the Author

Jerry Smath has written over 40 children s books and illustrated well over a hundred books by other authors. Several of his books have won Children's Choice, Kids First, and Parent's Choice Awards; one of which has become a children's classic and was shown on BBC TV. The Horn Book calls Jerry's illustrations, "lively and amusing, bringing every page hilariously to life." Booklist says, "kids will fancy the silly pratfalls captured in his rhyming text and sunny watercolors." While School Library Journal calls his artwork "exuberant".
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Product Details

  • Series: Once Upon a Time
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: CQ Products (August 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563832747
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563832741
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I can't believe the publishers let this book go out of print! We discovered this book at a yard sale when our oldest daughter was three, and it immediately became one of her (and my) favorite books. Other reviewers have explained some of the book's charm; what I want to add is that it beautifully shows the value of kindness and the unexpected ways that different individuals can help one another, without being heavy-handed or preachy. In addition, Jerry Smath's illustrations are priceless--richly, subtly humorous, nicely complementing the simple, easy-to-read text.
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Grandma Tildy is a sweet lady who loves everyone and everything except elephants. Well one day a salesman came along and tried to sell he some animals, she bought them all except the elephant. This story is about the elephant that Grandma Tildy didn't buy. It ended up that the salesman left the elephant at her house over the winter until she went soft and brought him in. The elephant got hungry one night and ate all of Grandma Tildy's food. Grandma Tildy got very angry but in the end the elephant takes Grandma Tidly and all her pets to a warm and sunny place. And now Grandma Tildy loves her pet elephant.
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Format: Hardcover
When I was a kid, I remember loving several books. The Curious George books and 'But No Elephants!' My favorite was Elephants. I still have this book and just ran across it in a box. I am 24 now and still look back fondly at this book.
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I have to agree with all of the other reviews I've read - this is a fantastic book. I loved it when I was a kid and just recently found it at a garage sale. My 19 month old boy loves it and will listen to it over and over again.
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By A Customer on December 19, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is awesome. I got our copy at a used book store for $.25 and wish it was not out of print. It's simple enough for a 2-year-old to understand, yet silly enough for a roomful of 6-year-olds to enjoy. Any child or group of children that you read this aloud to will enjoy chanting (or shouting!), "But no elephants!" along with Grandma Tildy, over and over.
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Format: Paperback
But No Elephants (Once Upon a Time)

I had to read this story EVERY NIGHT until the book fell apart, and I LOVED every minute of it! This is a beautiful story of how one's heart can soften over time - and is now a classic family favorite. Shame on whoever decided to let this go out of print. I just bought three more, while I can still get them. 1 for each of my children to read to their kids (and they're not even born yet!) and one to donate to my local elementary school. Hopefully, that way hundreds of kids will get the same enjoyment as we have over the years. Long live Grandma Tildy!! :-)
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Format: Library Binding
This book is a "grandchildren" favorite. It is the story of Grandma Tildy and the joy she experienced through her sharing and caring. A happily ever after story. Great lessons for the reader/listener.
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By A Customer on February 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My sister in-law gave this book to my 2 year old daughter 3 months ago and she wants it read to her every single day. She wants to take it with her everywhere. She loves this book!!! I love it. This book should not be out of print!
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