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Sadie is on her way to deliver an elephant to her Great-Aunt Josephine, who lives completely alone and can really use the company. She tries everything from mailing the elephant to boarding a plane, a train, and an alligator to get to her aunt's home. Along the way she meets an array of interesting characters, including an odd postal worker and a gang of bandit monkeys, who all help her get where she is going.

This eccentric and hilarious story from author Philip C. Stead and illustrator Matthew Cordell will surprise and entertain from beginning to end.

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"Watercolor and ink illustrations have a scratchy cartoonish quality reminiscent of James Stevenson that infuses the story with energy. From the 'uh, oh' speech bubble hovering over the sputtering plane as Sadie realizes she's running out of gas to a train full of monkey bandits chowing down on bananas and canned beans, these two-page spreads are a comic delight, resulting in an engaging blend of perfectly paced adventure and visual humor. Add in a liberal use of exaggerated sound effects, and the outcome is a read-aloud winner sure to deliver laughs to young readers." — Teri Markson, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 7
Author Philip C. Stead
Illustrator Matthew Cordell
ISBN 1596439319
Publication Date Mar 3, 2015
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
Language English