Friday, April 5, 2013

Monkey and Elephant Get Better, written by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illustrated by Galia Bernstein ~ Giveaway!

About Book

Monkey and Elephant are very good friends who have a lot in common. They both like morning time. They both like shiny rocks. And they both like to hear their own voices: "TAH. TAH. TAH." But Monkey is Monkey and Elephant is Elephant. They are not exactly the same. So when Elephant starts to sneeze -- achoo! -- Monkey has her own ideas of what will make him feel better. And when Monkey gets the sniffles, Elephant has his own ideas of what will make her feel better. Maybe there’s more than one way to enjoy a soft pile of hay, some fresh water, and a bit of entertainment!
When two friends who are not exactly alike come down with colds, figuring out what will make each other feel better can be a surprising endeavor!

  • ISBN-13: 9780763648411
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press 
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes&Noble

About Carole Lexa Schaefer

Carole Lexa Schaefer is an award winning children's book author.  She has over twenty picture books and easy readers published with four major publishing companies, and several more titles under contract for publication. 

As an educator, as well as an author, Carole is comfortable and experienced in giving presentations of her books and related topics to both children and adults.  In addition to many classroom visits, she has presented to the American Library Association, the Association of American English Teachers, the Conference of Whole Language Teachers, and the International Reading Association.

Visit Carole's website here.

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Monkey and Elephant Get Betty
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My Thoughts

Monkey and Elephant are best friends and like spending time together.  Monkey can juggle rocks so Elephant wanted to juggle rocks.  They both liked to make sounds because the liked to hear their voices.  But Monkey got defensive and asked Elephant to stop copying him.  Elephant was not even aware he was copying Monkey he was just playing. Monkey sneezed and then Elephant sneezed Monkey thought he was copying him again.  But then he realized Elephant was really sick. Monkey decided he would take care of Elephant.  But how could he take care of Elephant if he did not know what made an him feel better or how would Elephant take care of Monkey when he got sick?  They do things their own special way.

This story will make a child aware that it is okay to be different and is even okay to have friends that like to do things different.   It is a way of learning new things or just enjoying others talents.  It is nice to have a caring friend, too.  The illustrations depicts the emotional feelings when the characters are playing and when they are sick by capturing their expressions.  Monkey and Elephant are just too cute! 

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free book from Candlewick Press for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.

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  1. This book looks adorable. My kids would love it! reviewkidsbooks(at)gmail(dot)com.

    1. Congrats Dena! You are the winner of MONKEY AND ELEPHANT GET BETTER GIVEAWAY!

  2. This looks like a really cute book. I think my 7 year old would enjoy reading it to my 5 year old.

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  3. This book is so cute! My kids love it. Thanks!


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