Since we’ve been friends for a while now, you’re probably starting to get a bit of an idea of the types of picture books that make me happy. Anything a little ridiculous and loud always catches my eye, so it’s probably no surprise that today I’m reviewing this gem, What to do if an elephant stands on your foot.
I had heaps of fun reading this to a huge audience at a special storytime a few years ago. In fact, my About page features me doing just that. On a side note, I’ve yet to find an attractive picture of myself reading a book to an audience! Does anyone else suffer from this same affliction?
Essentially this book is full of a whole lot of great advice that our unwitting hero, the small boy standing on the elephant’s foot on the cover, manages to completely ignore. This advice includes useful tips like, don’t make sudden movements in front of snakes, stay silent in front of tigers, standard every day great advice. Our wee hero lurches from one disaster to the next, with a great facial expression to accompany each catastrophe. All round good fun.
Check out What to do if an elephant stands on your foot at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy What to do if an elephant stands on your foot from Fishpond.