I’ve known my mama for such a long time. For my whole life, actually.
My mama loves playing with me and my cars. I like that, as long as mama tidies up the cars afterwards.
I’m good at hiding. No one can find me, not even my mama … and then suddenly I shout, “PEEKABOO!” My mama’s scared to death! I laugh and laugh.
At night, my mama shakes the stars off my pants. I give her a big hug and say. “Goodnight stars, see you tomorrow!”
A naughty baby elephant tells all about his mother in this lovingly drawn story—familiar and funny for both parents and children.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Kindergarten|
|Number of Pages||32|
The Horn Book Magazine
“Told from the baby’s point of view. . .this playful offering explores, through two elephant characters, the strong emotional bond between parent and child.”—The Horn Book Magazine
“A playful young elephant wearing star-covered trousers reflects on his beloved mother in this meandering tribute.”—Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
“Translated from Dutch, this title would be an easy contender for a storytime read-aloud on mother-son relationships.”—School Library Journal
Author, Illustrator: Annemarie van Haeringen
Annemarie van Haeringen is a Dutch author and illustrator who has illustrated for magazines, worked on a series of films, and written and illustrated numerous award-winning picture books.