Is There an Elephant in Your Kitchen?

Ethel Kessler, Author, Leonard P. Kessler, Illustrator, Leonard P. Kessler, With Simon & Schuster $4.95 (30p) ISBN 978-0-671-62065-3
The best thing about these Super Chubbies for young readers is the way they feel in the handlike board book novels, and very grown-up. ""Is there a fork in your kitchen? Is there a spoon? And a cup? Is there an elephant in your kitchen? OH, NO! Is there a table? . . . '' and so forth. The listing of familiar kitchen items is appealing, as are the accompanying illustrations. Will kids catch on to the silliness of the idea? In Hippos, farm objects are catalogued. ``Are there hippos on the farm? OH, NO! Go home, hippos. Go home to the zoo.'' Gorillas and bears are also turned awaybut they aren't sent to their native continents or even a quiet forest setting, but only to the zoo. These are neither nonsensical nor logical; in fact, the concept is a rather loose one. But the books will produce some giggles. Ages 24. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1987
Release date: 05/01/1987
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