Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The twenty-elephant restaurant by Russell Hoban illustrated by Quentin Blake
This gem of a book was first published in 1978. I remember having a tiny copy from the Pocket Puffin series in my first school library. I am glad to say this new copy, recently republished, is much larger and so will be easier to read with a group.
Have you ever been sitting at a restaurant and noticed you table had a wobble. This book offers a solution. Make a new table. Make a table that is "really strong. It's steady as a rock. No matchbooks under that table. Elephants could dance on that table."
Elephants. More than one. More tables are needed and elephants! The solution - advertise.
This book is perfect to read aloud and the riotous scenes are bought to life by the perfect illustrations from Quentin Blake.