Never Ride Your Elephant to School by Doug Johnson

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Never ride your elephant to school. And if you need to be convinced, boy, do you need to read this book! It's not that the elephant is such a troublesome or unruly one, it's just that his natural exuberance combined with his rather distinctive size pose some very particular problems. Imagine an elephant sitting in a school desk, climbing rope in gym class, or playing tether ball at recess and you'll see what we mean!

The team who warned you Never to Babysit the Hippopotamuses! joins forced again to create another hilarious, raucous, good-time book that will appeal to anyone who's ever spent a day at school.
 

About Doug Johnson

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Doug Johnson is a fourth-grade teacher who knows exactly how to make his students laugh. He is also a karate instructor and the author of several picture books. He lives in Bremerton, Washington with his wife and three children.Abby Carter is the illustrator of a number of picture books, including Summer Legs by Anita Hakkinen. She lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine with her husband and daughter.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Scholastic. 28 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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From a game of hide-and-seek to bath-splashing, book- reading, and tucking in (more than once), the proceedings are considerably enhanced by Carter's free-form watercolors, where the hippos--who are a luscious shade of green--cavort in a house in which every normally straight line (door-frame, ba...

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 With straight faces and high spirits, Johnson and Carter (Never Babysit the Hippopotamuses!, 1993) offer reasons for the command of the title, e.g., ``Elephants are good at math and love to give answers.

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Talk about outdoing Mary and her little lamb. In the same vein as Johnson and Carter's Never Babysit the Hippopotamuses!, this zany title treats pet elephants as perfectly ordinary. A list of elephant

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