cover image When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles

When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles

Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Daniel Wiseman. Little Simon, $7.99 (26p) ISBN 978-1-4814-9504-2

In a board book that reads like a picture book, an unseen narrator offers advice for caring for an under-the-weather elephant. Wiseman’s chunky cartoons introduce an unhappy-looking gray-blue elephant and the brown-skinned girl who tucks him into bed, brings him “lots of liquids,” and tries to keep him entertained. Hill’s cautionary text lets children imagine themselves as caregivers, and the ending—in which the girl winds up sick—will feel awfully familiar to adults who have watched the sniffles work their way through their own homes. Simultaneously available: When Your Lion Needs a Bath. Ages 2–4. [em]Author’s agent: Liza Voges, Eden Street Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Teresa Kietlinski, Bookmark Literary. (July) [/em]