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A Parade of Elephants - by Kevin Henkes

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Highlights

  • New York Times-bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk.
  • 4-8 Years
  • 10.2" x 10.4" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Concepts

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About the Book



In his latest picture book, Caldecott Medalist Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, Henkes introduces such basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. Full color.



Book Synopsis



New York Times-bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. Where are they going? Read and find out!

This engaging picture book is just right for the youngest reader and is a perfect choice for story time and bedtime sharing.

Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It's a surprise!

With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, bright pastel illustrations, large and readable type, and an adorable parade of elephants, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. A Parade of Elephants is an ALA Notable Book and an excellent choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.



From the Back Cover



Hooray!

The elephants are here.

Get ready!

They march
and they march
and they march . . .



Review Quotes




"Kevin Henkes has demonstrated a knack for getting it right...and he shows it again with "A Parade of Elephants," a simple book done up in macaron shades of raspberry, blueberry, lemon, cassis and pistachio...It's clear, clean and cheerful." -- Wall Street Journal

"Henkes' latest tale for preschoolers focuses on five elephants whose daylong march provides opportunities for counting and exploring opposites. ...A muted palette and uncluttered yet nuanced compositions distinguish yet another winsome title from Henkes. Toddlers and grown-ups--snuggle up and enjoy." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Caldecott winner and fan favorite Henkes is back with a delightful new picture book. ...Henkes's images are just as integral as the spare text. Done in a light, pastel palette, the five whimsical and expressive elephants speak for themselves. ...A must-purchase." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Henkes again displays his understanding of preschooolers: hungry for new information and experiences but also needing a framework of solidity and comfort. ... Simply perfect." -- Horn Book (starred review)

"With little more than well-placed dots and lines, Henkes conveys the elephants' emotions and sense of accomplishment as the day turns to night. Well-executed and appealing, this book is a useful addition to preschool collections." -- ALA Booklist

"There's a sense of energy on every page...With clear, bold type sized for puzzling out letters, this spare offering will appeal to preschoolers who, like the elephants, are settling down into starry sleep." -- Publishers Weekly

"A book that cries out to be picked up and petted and hugged...The softly musical flow of the text belies the delicate exactitude of the wordsmithing...the art turns the slightly individualized elephant poses into endearing choreography as the lines of elephants weave through the pages...high classic potential as a baby bedtime tale!" -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

"The versatile, ever-perceptive Henkes has created a beguiling book of pastel-colored pachyderms. . .The happy creatures demonstrate counting, a few apropos opposites like "over" and "under," a dash of wonderous nighttime magic in the form of a shower of stars, and then--as always, parents will bless his name--the joy of settling down serenely to sleep after a full day." -- New York Times Book Review


Dimensions (Overall): 10.2 Inches (H) x 10.4 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Concepts
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Kevin Henkes
Language: English
Street Date: September 25, 2018
TCIN: 53643849
UPC: 9780062668271
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-7805
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 10.4 inches width x 10.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
75% would recommend
4 recommendations

Love Elephants

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Arlee - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Very cute counting book for my granddaughter!
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Great Choice

5 out of 5 stars
Shark Fan - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely adorable book. This book will be my go to purchase for baby shower gifts.
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How did this get published?

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kenzie - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Honestly one of the worst books I've ever bought for my son. I wish I would of know it was so pointless and worthless before I got it.
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Henkes hits a homerun again

5 out of 5 stars
Kellyn - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Kevin Henkes drawings are perfect for the board book crowd--simple enough to be uncluttered but detailed enough to capture attention
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best book in the world

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
livi a - 3 years ago
this book is amazing, i didnt buy it i just read it in the isle and it make me tear up. its so cute and simple i love it. im making my boyfriend buy it for me tomorrow. whatever you do in life, make sure buying this book is part of it.
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4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mmshopper89 - 4 years ago
I enjoyed adding this to our book collection. It’s simple, the elephants are cute, & it’s an easy read with little ones. I would look to gift this in the future to other little ones.
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