My Elephant

There’s only one who can take the blame for trampling the flower bed, eating all of the cupcakes and messing up the hallway: My Elephant.  Petr Horácek’s book cleverly integrates humourous subtext between grandchild and grandparents, and begs a discussion of the elephant in the room.  This one is a short, fun read aloud.

For older learners, discuss other idioms and create a story with an idiom as the central theme.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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