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But No Elephants (Once Upon a Time) Paperback – August 15, 2007
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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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I couldn't believe it when I was able to find this for my own 18 month old daughter, but there it was on amazon. I didn't think she would like it until she got a little older because it's definitely wordier than a lot of her other books but boy oh boy was I wrong. My daughter absolutely loves this book, and now we've started to read other story books to her as well. This is definitely her favorite but we've also had some good luck with "Annie and the Wild Animals", "Engine, Engine No. 9", and "The Best Nest".
The book is all about Grandma Tildy who is willing to buy all sorts of pets who enrich her life and help her around the house. She repeats over and over to the pet man that she is willing to buy all sorts of animals "But No Elephants". At the end of the book she gets stuck with the Elephant anyway but even he proves to be useful.
I think my daughter likes all of the animals which she can point to and recognize; she likes the household activities mentioned such as cooking stew and giving an animal a bath; finally I think she really likes some of the repetitive elements which help her predict what is to come.
It was listed as "Good" condition. When I received the book I was amazed at how Good it was. It looked as if it had barely been used at all and it was the original printing of 1979.
I also purchased the 2nd book to go with it and it was in barely used condition.
I am very happy with my purchase, and happy I can give her almost new books that my son loved so much.