When An Elephant Comes To School by Jan Ormerod

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What happens when an elephant goes to school? Well he fits right in so he can learn, nap, paint, and dance, of course!

"When an elephant comes to school he may be shy at first. A special friend can show him where to put his lunch box."

The first day of school is hard, especially when you are an elephant. But with the help of some new friends, any elephant could get into the swing of things. Jan Ormerod's beautifully illustrated story, WHEN AN ELEPHANT COMES TO SCHOOL, is sure to delight and dazzle any child with excitement and imagination. What would your child do if an elephant came to his or her school?
 

About Jan Ormerod

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Jan Ormerod was born in Australia on September 23, 1946. She attended art school and studied drawing, painting and sculpture. After completing her degree, she become an Associate of the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Design in Art Education, taught in secondary schools on enrichment programs for talented students, and lectured in a teacher's college and in art schools. Her first picture book, Sunshine, was published in 1981, won the Mother Goose Award, and was voted Australian Picture Book of the Year. She wrote and illustrated more than 50 books in her lifetime including Miss Mouse's Day, Lizzie Nonsense, Rhymes around the Day, Father Christmas and the Donkey, Ben Goes Swimming, Emily Dances, A Twist in the Tail, and Ponko and the South Pole. She also illustrated Sky Dancer by Jack Bushnell. She died after a long illness on January 23, 2013 at the age of 67.
 
Published September 1, 2004 by Frances Lincoln Childrens Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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When an elephant comes to school, well, he’s an awful lot like a new kid, especially when the other kids are humans.

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A family's tour of the zoo provides a rich vehicle for Ormerod's precise, delicate art.

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The boy points out a hook in the cubby where the elephant can hang its lunchbox, and also the classroom's small toilet (this prompts the first of the book's many helpful hints, which appear in a box reminiscent of a Post-it note: "Show him the bathroom right away").

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