Daddy, Could I Have an Elephant? by Jake Wolf
(Picture Puffins)

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Despite his father's objections, Tony insists on wanting such impractical pets as an elephant, a python, or a flamingo.
 

About Jake Wolf

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Author and illustrator Marylin Hafner was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 1925. She received her B.S. degree from the Pratt Institute in 1947. Before becoming a children's book illustrator, she worked in the advertising department of a store, was an art director at McCall's, and an art instructor at Famous Schools, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut. She won the New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Award in 1949 for her work on Bonnie Bess: The Weathervane Horse and the National Jewish Book Award for her work on Hanukkah! She was the author and illustrator of the Molly and Emmett series and also worked as a graphic artist. She died on October 31, 2008 at the age of 82.
 
Published August 19, 1996 by Greenwillow Books. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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As they wash and make breakfast, Tony goes over the options, envisioning more and more outrageous scenarios (elephants playing bridge, a baby whale swimming in the living room), while his father skeptically points out potential difficulties.

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Wolf touchingly evokes the offhanded yet loving way in which fathers and sons interact, said PW. Ages 3-8. (June)

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Wolf touchingly evokes the offhanded yet loving way in which fathers and sons interact, said PW. Ages 3-8. (June)

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