When Larry decides he wants to live in the big bushy tree in the middle of the wide-open field, the current residents, Bird, Squirrel and Monkey, are not very welcoming. They throw nuts at him and peck at his head; they tell him to leave and are downright rude. But Larry persists—why can’t he live in the tree? When his new home is threatened by something much bigger than all the animals combined, Larry shows everyone that he cares just as much about the tree as they do.
ELEPHANTS DO NOT BELONG IN TREES
This is a giggle-inducing story about acceptance and turning the tables on expectations, and it works equally well as a laptime or group-session read-aloud. Illustrations are quirky and energetic; the expressive animal characters have lively personalities. A cute surprise twist at the end raises the specter of a new, unexpected neighbor moving in. Wry humor with a bouncy beat: a treat for storytimes.
Oh what a wonderful story! Cute, funny, and somewhat silly! The illustrations are so bright and colorful! And the message of the book, that everyone belongs no matter how different, is a great one for children! The author does an amazing job of using animals that are so different in size and type to show how they can all live in the tree together! I am definitely reading this to my littles! And would highly recommend as a book to be read in classrooms!
The illustrations are very well done... colourful, expressive and fun. This story is about being different and finding acceptance and strength in your differences. I love the fun twist that the author unveils at the end of the book. I highly recommend this book.
I love the colorful illustrations and the message of this book. It’s silly and fun while packing a punch on the message of everyone belonging. It will hold the attention of even the youngest readers.