Friday, August 24, 2012
Elephant Joe, Brave Knight by David Wojtowycz
Elephant Joe and Zebra Pete go on a big adventure...
Random House Kids Books sent me a copy of this picture book for review (thank you). It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.
One of my favorite characters is the little frog that hangs out on the pages making various comments on the action. He has big eyes and a crown.
Someone has stolen the king's crown and the two boys volunteer to recover it. They just need armor and horses to do it. The king provides that and off they go.
This story is full of surprises and smiles for the reader. I mean, Elephant Joe is wearing red striped jockey shorts. That made me grin. So did the end of this tale.
Why not share a fun tale that is a joy to read with your little one? I'm sure they'll read this one again and again. It's a bit silly, the illustrations are vivid and busy, and they can root for Elephant Joe and Zebra Pete. What could be better?