Saturday, March 31, 2012

Children's Book Review on Little Elephant's Long Nose (Animal Tales) by Rachel Elliot

About Rachel


I was born in Cornwall. The first few years of my life were spent between a housing estate in Essex and a caravan in a field in Wales. But then we moved to Devon and liked it so much that we decided to stay.
Growing up in the country involved:

Climbing trees
Building dens
Chasing cows
Making mud pies
Falling out of trees
Falling into streams
Running away from cows
Nettle stings

Growing Up

At school I developed a great love of literature and poetry, and was lucky enough to have inspiring English teachers who encouraged me to write my own stories. I went to university in Canterbury, where I studied English literature.

After leaving university I travelled around a lot and did so many different jobs that I have lost count of them. I was a stewardess on a paddle steamer for a while, as well as a chalet maid in the French Alps and a flower picker in the south west. Then I decided to try something new, and went to work in London for a publishing company who made children's books.

Nowadays . . .

I have come back to live in Devon, and I love it very much. I like the hustle and bustle of the city too, but I think I would go loopy if I lived there. I like being able to see the land meeting the sky, so I live in an old cottage on the edge of Dartmoor.

I am very lucky because I get paid to do something I love. I think that writing is the best job in the world, and that writing for children is the best kind - and the most fun.

Rachel's Website

About Book

Little Elephant doesn't like his long trunk.

It get's in the way of games and trips up his friends.
It's just a nuisance! But one hot day, Little Elephant finds out that his trunk is ver special indeed!

Children will love this Hearwaming story and the friendly illustrations.

This book comes in a Boardbook, 12 pages
Published 2011 by Igloo Books Ltd
ISBN 9780857345806
ASIN 08573450X
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Also paperback Paperback, 16 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Igloo Books Ltd
ASIN 1848526970
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My Thoughts

This is a darling book, Little Elephant did not like his long nose it got in the way when he played with his friends. He cried to his mother and she explained some of the benefits of his long nose. So the next time he went out to play with his friends he had a big suprise for his friends. His Nose!

Read the book to see how Little Elephant overcame his insecurities about his nose.

I recommend this book.

This is a personal copy of mine and was not compensated by anyone for this review. It is my own opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I love books that empower children to love their unique selves. (And I loved the bits on Rachel's childhood, especially when she chased and ran from cows!) Thanks for sharing this, Pat.


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