- Paperback: 28 pages
- Publisher: Janice Spina; 1 edition (July 25, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615836534
- ISBN-13: 978-0615836539
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,099,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Louey the Lazy Elephant Paperback – July 25, 2013
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The story teaches a few good lessons: Not everyone wants to be your friend. Not everyone is as helpful as your mom. Not everyone is sympathetic to your problems. It will also teach children that they should use good judgment in any situation. There is no need to panic if you are lost or do not know all the answers. In addition, it will teach children that there is always a way out and someone who is willing to help. And if you help someone, they will repay you with kindness.
As I followed Louey's adventures, I was delighted to see how easily the lazy elephant transformed himself into a caring boy who had learned his lesson. Simple and well-thought-out illustrations give a special charm and personal touch to this lively story. I read it to my nephew's six-year-old daughter. She fell in love with the adorable Louey. As a children's author and grandmother, I was glad to see her giggling. When we finished reading, she said: "Louey was not lazy, just tired." Well, that makes sense too. Janice Spina has created a wonderful read, providing great messages for children and grown-ups!
From the Author
Louey the Lazy Elephant is my first published book. Therefore, it holds a special place in my heart. Once I published it and became an author I felt so happy and fulfilled. Being an author has always been my goal in life. It took many years before I could realize this dream which was after I retired. This is also the first book my husband, John, illustrated. He has illustrated all my books ever since including the cover for my novel.
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Louey finally opened his eyes and got a shock. He was alone, the herd was gone. He looked that way and that way. Which way did they go? He started to walk along a track he came across a snake. He asked the snake where his herd went. But the snake didn’t want to answer him. So Louey went on. And seeing a hyena, he asked if he know where his herd went. But he didn’t want to talk either.
Louey became very tired and lay down to have a rest. Suddenly he saw a bird flying around and around, looking for something. And there he noticed that a nest lay beside him.
Will Louey help the bird? Will the bird tell him where his herd went? You have to read the story to find out.
A great lesson for children to listen to his/her parents and not being lazy and helping others.
Reviewed by Gigi Sedlmayer, author of the Talon series for all ages.
On Kindle: Louey the Lazy Elephant
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By the Author of this review: Red Bear and the Indian Chief (The Misadventures of Red Bear)
I cannot imagine a more heartwarming gift than the dedication of this adorable, well-written and beautifully illustrated book by author Janice Spina and illustrator John Spina to their beloved grandchildren. Fortunately, all children and grandchildren now have the opportunity to get their copy of this gem of a book. Highly recommended!
Review Written by Sarah Mazor, author of
Positive Affirmations for Little Boys: The ABC Book of Rhymes and
Positive Affirmations for Little Girls: The ABC Book of Rhymes)
Louey searches everywhere and seeks help from animals like the hyena and snake. A bird up above has been watching and observing; she has a proposition for Louey. Will Louey ever find his family? Has he learned a lesson not to be so lazy?
The illustrations in the book are reminiscent of a crayon book. My urge was to scratch them because they look like a finished coloring page. Large print is appealing to young readers; the rhyme makes the book a fun read aloud or bedtime story. Highly recommended for parents, grandparents and teachers.
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Cover Art: Sweet!
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