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  1. Mir Mir says:

    The narrator s voice didn t quite ring true to me in terms of a kid actually thinking that, say, splashing noises from a neighbor s house meant they were busy washing an elephant That s like a story a kid would make up, not what they d really think But I m willing to give benefit of the doubt that maybe there was implicitly a not mentioned auditor, such as a parent urging the child to go meet the new kid The illustrations are lovely, and I liked the contrasting pages of what is imagined with The narrator s voice didn t quite ring true to me in terms of a kid actually thinking that, say, splashing noises from a neighbor s house meant they were busy washing an elephant That s like a story a kid would make up, not what they d really think But I m willing to give benefit of the doubt that maybe there was implicitly a not mentioned auditor, such as a parent urging the child to go meet the new kid The illustrations are lovely, and I liked the contrasting pages of what is imagined with the elephant versus the quotidian actuality


  2. Angelina Angelina says:

    A sweet story with Zagarenki s truly magical illustrations.


  3. Elizabeth☮ Elizabeth☮ says:

    I love the illustrations in this one The story is about making new friends I enjoyed exploring the details in each image.


  4. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    A lovely little friendship mystery story The narrator can t be friends with new neighbor Zola, because Zola is just having so much fun with her elephant what else could be in that big box Pamela Zagarenski s illustrations are, as always, layered and detailed and glowing with color.


  5. Becky Becky says:

    First sentence There s a new girl next door Her name is Zola I know because our mothers met this morning and decided we should be friends But Zola already has a friend I know because I saw the big box.Premise plot In Zola s Elephant, a little girl s imagination gets carried away She imagines that the girl next door, Zola, has an elephant She imagines ALL the things Zola and her elephant are doing in their new home Readers, however, know the truth There is no elephant and Zola is lonely First sentence There s a new girl next door Her name is Zola I know because our mothers met this morning and decided we should be friends But Zola already has a friend I know because I saw the big box.Premise plot In Zola s Elephant, a little girl s imagination gets carried away She imagines that the girl next door, Zola, has an elephant She imagines ALL the things Zola and her elephant are doing in their new home Readers, however, know the truth There is no elephant and Zola is lonely Will she make a new friend My thoughts I have mixed feelings on this one On the one hand, I m thinking DON T TEASE ME WITH ELEPHANTS WHEN THERE ARE NO ELEPHANTS If a book has the word Elephant in the title and shows an elephant on the cover, I am going to expect an elephant On the other hand, it is a nice enough book that celebrates friendship and the imagination.Text 3 out of 5Illustrations 3 out of 5Total 6 out of 10


  6. Danielle Danielle says:

    A perfect pairing of text and those always magical illustrations by Pamela Zagarenski A girl invents a story about her new neighbor she believes she has an elephant and thus is not in need of a new friend.


  7. Maggi Rohde Maggi Rohde says:

    Beautiful and sweet Full of opportunities for inference.


  8. Tasha Tasha says:

    In this exceptional picture book, Zola moves in next door to a little girl The two mothers have already met and decided the girls should be friends, but the little girl knows that Zola already has a friend After all, Zola has a box large enough for an elephant and the girl knows that elephants make wonderful friends As the girl heads different noises, she also thinks about the fun that Zola is having with her elephant They are taking merry baths together, playing hide and seek, and building In this exceptional picture book, Zola moves in next door to a little girl The two mothers have already met and decided the girls should be friends, but the little girl knows that Zola already has a friend After all, Zola has a box large enough for an elephant and the girl knows that elephants make wonderful friends As the girl heads different noises, she also thinks about the fun that Zola is having with her elephant They are taking merry baths together, playing hide and seek, and building a lovely clubhouse together But the truth is shown in the illustrations, explaining the noises that are being heard as muchmundane and downright lonely Will the little girl have the courage to head over and meet Zola for real The text here is rich and evocative It displays the wealth of imagination that the nameless narrator has as she builds entire worlds of play and merriment from seeing one large box and hearing some noises It is a book that explores shyness and loneliness and how they live side by side and how they can be fixed by one act of bravery Beautifully, the lonely new neighbor s pages have no words on them, allowing the image to simply tell the truth.With illustrations by a two time Caldecott honoree, the illustrations are detailed, deep and beautiful Zagarenski manages to create two parallel worlds, one of imagination and brightness and the other stark and blue with isolation She then captures the moment when those two worlds meet Done with a circus theme that is embedded in all of the illustrations, she pays homage to the elephant fully even though it doesn t actually exist.Beautiful and rich, this picture book is unique and imaginative Appropriate for ages 4 6


  9. Christine Turner Christine Turner says:

    Note School Library Journal recommends this book for pre school through grade 2 The illustrations are lovely and are symbolic of the feeling children often feel when they deal with changes in their lives Given this depth, I would recommend that it is read in small groups or one one one SummaryIllustrated by two time Caldecott honor winning artist Pamela Zagarenski, this tender, witty friendship story of imagination gone wild, by New York Times bestselling author Randall de S ve, shows how as Note School Library Journal recommends this book for pre school through grade 2 The illustrations are lovely and are symbolic of the feeling children often feel when they deal with changes in their lives Given this depth, I would recommend that it is read in small groups or one one one SummaryIllustrated by two time Caldecott honor winning artist Pamela Zagarenski, this tender, witty friendship story of imagination gone wild, by New York Times bestselling author Randall de S ve, shows how assumptions often cause us to misjudge and miss out But with a little courage, new opportunities and new friendships can be made When Zola moves into the neighborhood, her new next door neighbor is too shy to go over and introduce herself Plus, Zola already has a friend to play with an elephant What we imagine is not always true, as the little girl discovers Luckily, she also discovers that being brave can lead to new friendships and even richer imaginary worlds in this heartwarming book about friendship, moving, and the power of imagination by New York Times best selling author Randall de S ve and Caldecott Honor winning illustrator Pamela Zagarenski.Subject Friendship Juvenile fiction.Moving, Household Juvenile fiction.Neighbors Juvenile fiction.Imagination Juvenile fiction.Elephants Juvenile fiction


  10. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* says:

    Zola s Elephant by Randall De Seve, Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski PICTURE BOOK Houghton 2018 18.00 9781328886293BUYING ADVISORY EL K 3 NOT RECOMMENDEDAUDIENCE APPEAL HIGHA sad lonely little girl notices something new going on in her building A new family is moving in and they have a little girl her age, named Zola This lonely girl takes bit of things she see s and hears and imagines a plethora of reasons why Zola would not need or want her as a friend Eventually Zola comes to Zola s Elephant by Randall De Seve, Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski PICTURE BOOK Houghton 2018 18.00 9781328886293BUYING ADVISORY EL K 3 NOT RECOMMENDEDAUDIENCE APPEAL HIGHA sad lonely little girl notices something new going on in her building A new family is moving in and they have a little girl her age, named Zola This lonely girl takes bit of things she see s and hears and imagines a plethora of reasons why Zola would not need or want her as a friend Eventually Zola comes to her Mostly it has to do with the idea that Zola must have moved in with her pet elephant Large bright illustrations of Zola s imagined life are interspersed with the lonely girls very blue, sad, and empty life.This book was sort of sad and depressing The little girl never did get up the pluck to meet Zola in fact Zola had to come to her I like the idea of a big imagination, but the rest was so blue and sad that it was kind of cold and off putting Normally this is one of my favorite illustrators, but the circus like clown theme was not great The cover does have appeal though it actually bright and gorgeous.Reviewer Stephanie MLS Author


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Zola's Elephant ❴Read❵ ➳ Zola's Elephant Author Randall de Sève – Buyprobolan50.co.uk When Zola moves into the neighborhood, her new next door neighbor is too shy to go over and introduce herself Plus, Zola already has a friend to play with an elephant When Zola moves into the neighborhood, her new next door neighbor is too shy to go over and introduce herself Plus, Zola already has a friend to play with an elephant.

  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • Zola's Elephant
  • Randall de Sève
  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 1328886298

About the Author: Randall de Sève

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Zola's Elephant book, this is one of the most wanted Randall de Sève author readers around the world.