Comments for Uncle Elephant
What happens when an uncle is faced with the possibility that his nephew is now an orphan? That's the story of Uncle Elephant. Arnold Lobel treats this tough story with kindness, humor and heart. His illustrations show the heart break on both the uncle and the nephew even though neither character ever admits his pain to the other. The words, though chosen to be easy for young readers, are put together to show just how people in grief take measures to put up a strong front to the world. Although Uncle Elephant has a happy ending, the book still serves as gentle advice for dealing with real loss.
Don't BookCross on No Sleep:
Last night was our monthly BookCrossing meeting. All in all it was very successful. The entire family went, though Ian went just for coffee and some study time. Sean went to see his friend Connor and the two of them terrorized a small corner of Starbuck's. Harriet got held by the lovely Irma who in turn received many smiles.
The only problem; I released a book I shouldn't have! I had received an email from the person after me who said she no longer needed the book A Simple Monk because she had been given a copy. As she had been the last person on the book ray and I didn't see any names after hers (oh the joys of being sleep deprived). So without double checking against my sleepy eyes, I didn't see that a new name had been slipped onto the bottom of the list.
Fortunately the book has gone into the capable hands of Judy (aka JDT) who will read the book and see that it makes it to the next person on the list. I'm glad I wasn't boneheaded enough to wild release it!