Elephant Books August 2019 Subscription Box Reviews – PICTURE BOOKS

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There’s a note that explains why it is important to build a library of books.

There are library book cards that we can stick to each book if ever we are going to lend them to some friends!

The books are sealed in a brown Kraft paper with an orange grosgrain ribbon. It also looks like a perfect gift, and we’re ready to unwrap it!

Everything in my box!

The books that we got for this month are Crocodali by Lucy Volpin and Elephant’s Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson.

Crocodali by Lucy Volpin ($16.99)

Help Crocodali, the most talented painter in the whole wide world, create a masterpiece by tilting, shaking, rubbing, and blowing on the book.

I am Crocodali, the most talented

painter in the whole wide world.

And you are in my studio!

In this interactive picture book, children can follow Crocodali the painter’s instructions to help him create a masterpiece that will spark children’s curiosity! Crocodali tells readers to tilt the book to straighten the canvas, shake the book to spread the paint, blow on the book (but not too hard!) to help the painting dry, and much more. As they help Crocodali paint his masterpiece, children will be able to express their creative sides and learn to appreciate art.

My kids love interactive books, so they got really excited about this one!

We’re helping Crocodali make a masterpiece. The inner flap of the book gives us a peek to the story, while the endpaper features colorful splats of paint!

Crocodali gives us simple instructions. It’s a nice book to help improve kids’ comprehension skills.

Things don’t always fall into place, but it’s still fun!

Elephant’s Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson ($17.99)

The day Gracie loses her favorite book, Elephant finds it. He sniffs the words ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS and–oops–they go up his trunk, where they wiggle and jiggle and make him sneeze. The letters fly through the air helter skelter, and when Elephant tries to put them back together, he can’t figure out how to make the right words that fit. He asks his friends for help, but they just choose some of the letters to make up their own words–Alligator wants to CHEW them, Seal SPINs them, Monkeys THROW them, and Bear just SNOREs. Lucky for elephant, Gracie comes looking for her book. She makes the letters into the right words and then adds some of her own: a girl went to the zoo and made a new friend.

It’s a humorous tale about an elephant who accidentally sucked up words from a book.

As usual, the synopsis is printed on the book’s inner flap. What caught my kids’ attention is the endpaper, where the elephant forms various letters of the alphabet using his body.

The watercolor illustrations are so beautiful, and they take up most of the space. As for the texts, they are quite short and just perfect for beginners.

The characters, especially the elephant, are so adorable. This story also teaches kids a nice lesson about friendship.

This month’s picture books are both fun and age-appropriate! They feature eccentric animal characters, which are a hit with my kids. The texts are simple and easy to understand plus the illustrations are lively and colorful. We really appreciate the inclusion of the interactive books because there’s nothing more enjoyable for kids than being involved with the story. We hope to see more books like these in future boxes. To sum it up, we think this is a wonderful subscription of children’s books and we can’t wait for more!

What do you think of this month’s box?

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