Saturday, 9 May 2015

The Perfect Job for an Elephant by Jodie Parachini and Caroline Pedler (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

November 2015, QED, 24 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Contents: cuteness, humour

Summary from QED
Elsie is still only a young elephant, but decides she should start looking for a job. But what could the perfect job for her be?

Nayu's thoughts
I was more taken in by the cute cover than by what the young elephant might do as a job, so didn't give much thought about career opportunities. I felt sorry as it tried different occupations with not much success and it didn't get encouragement and support from the mentors. The emotions the elephant feels every time it goes back to its mother is palpable and made me sad, until it found it's niche which now seems obvious and was a clever way of including everyone else in the book. The bright illustrations are a joy to look at, adding more drama to this cute tale. 

See more cute pics over on Caroline's website

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