Friday, December 11, 2015

I Love My Pet Elephant, written by Lauren Micchelli, illustrations by Thomas Barnett (Review & Giveaway)

Children's books are always a favorite in our home. It was not too long ago I was reading these to my kids. My son still likes to read and review them because he has a good eye for illustrations and childhood rhymes. Here is a description of the book followed by our review.

I Love My Pet Elephant by Lauren Micchelli
First Edition Design Publishing
Published April 28, 2015
eBook edition, 28 pages
Content Rating: G
Ages: 3-7

Book Description:

A colorful tale of friendship and fun between a little girl and her best friend - her pet elephant! I Love My Pet Elephant is a delightful medley of reality and fantasy, with shenanigans and adventures brought to life through vibrant illustration and simple rhyming text.

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Our Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani & Son

I Love My Pet Elephant is an adorable book that is fun and sweet. The text is in rhyme, easy to read and conveys so much in a few words. We are not given the name of the little girl but she speaks in the first person so that children will be able to relate. Her love for her pet elephant named Pete comes through in how they play with each other. They are a duo that do everything together, different activities during the different seasons, like sledding in the winter and swimming in the pool in the summer.

The illustrations are colorful and joyous. My favorite is the one with the little girl flying on Pete as he flaps his giant ears. For my son, it's the first illustration that shows the little girl sitting on Pete's trunk as she hugs him and they look at each other with affection. So sweet! 

This is a simple story about friendship. The fact that Pete is big and not the usual kind of pet makes it interesting, since his size can be useful in some cases and cumbersome in others but this does not deter the little girl from loving him. She loves him just the way he is.

A delightful tale suited for young children that makes good use of the imagination and rhyming text.

Disclosure: Thanks to the author for sending us this book for review. We were not told how to rate or review this product.

To read more reviews, please visit Lauren Micchelli's page on iRead Book Tours.

Other children's books by Lauren Micchelli

A unique book filled with quirky scenarios and colorful pictures. A twist on the ordinary, this story touches the imagination with an entertaining assortment of "what if" possibilities!
(ages 3-6)

The first book of the Maddie and Murphy series. Maddie's dreams take her on different nighttime adventures. Accompanied by her dog, Murphy, Maddie finds herself where no child has gone before - the North Pole!  (ages 4-8)

Maddie gazes out her window at the night sky. As bedtime nears, Mom tells Maddie a secret- that a wish on a star could really come true!  An excited Maddie makes her wish - to go to the moon! What unfolds is so much more! (ages 4-8)

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Meet the author:

Lauren Micchelli is a newly published author, having penned her first book in 2014. She has since continued the Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie and Murphy series, and went on to publish A Day Of What Ifs and I Love My Pet Elephant.

Impressively, she was the recipient of New Book Award 2015 for I Love My Pet Elephant.

​Lauren Micchelli grew up in West Caldwell, New Jersey and currently resides in northern New Jersey.

Connect with the author: 

  Website  ~  Twitter

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  1. What a cute book! My daughter would love it :)

  2. This sounds like a delightful book Laura - would love to win a copy for our children's book collection! :-)


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