Friday, December 11, 2015

I Love My Pet Elephant by Lauren Micchelli {Review and Giveaway}

I Love My Pet Elephant 

by Lauren Micchelli

A colorful tale of friendship and fun between a little girl and her best friend - her pet elephant! I Love My Pet Elephant is a delightful medley of reality and fantasy, with shenanigans and adventures brought to life through vibrant illustration and simple rhyming text. 

My Review:
5 Stars

I remember when I was a young girl, I loved to imagine what it would be like to have an unusual pet. There was a book about a dinosaur and I thought that would be too big, so my dream pet was a chimp. I was fascinated by the way this girl imagined herself a pet and best friend, who is an elephant! Not only could this elephant go everywhere with her, but he's a handy thing too. Who better to have imaginary adventures with than with your best imaginary friend?

The bright yellow cover really captured my attention and it wasn't lost while reading. The illustrations are engaging and sweet, really sparking my imagination. The story is set in a rhyming form, which is so much fun, especially for children. My daughter read it a couple of times and loved it too. I love to find a book that's fun to read over and over again with pictures that make you really want to stop and study them. This is a great read for kids of any age.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Buy I Love My Pet Elephant here:   

Other Books by Lauren Micchelli:

A Day of What Ifs:
A unique book filled with quirky scenarios and colorful pictures. A twist on the ordinary, this story touches the imagination with an entertaining assortment of "what if" possibilities!
(ages 3-6)

The Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie & Murphy: A Christmas Journey to the North Pole
The first book of the Maddie and Murphy series. Maddie's dreams take her on different nighttime adventures. Accompanied by her dog, Murphy, Maddie finds herself where no child has gone before - the North Pole!  (ages 4-8)

The Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie & Murphy: To the Moon and Back
Maddie gazes out her window at the night sky. As bedtime nears, Mom tells Maddie a secret- that a wish on a star could really come true!  An excited Maddie makes her wish - to go to the moon! What unfolds is so much more! (ages 4-8)

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 Author's Bio:

Lauren Micchelli is a newly published author, having penned her first book in 2014. She has since continued the Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie and Murphy series, and went on to publish A Day Of What Ifs and I Love My Pet Elephant.

Impressively, she was the recipient of New Book Award 2015 for I Love My Pet Elephant.

​Lauren Micchelli grew up in West Caldwell, New Jersey and currently resides in northern New Jersey.

Connect with the author:  Website   Twitter



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  1. I want to win this book because I am studying published picture books to find out how I can improve my writing.

    1. Are you writing children's books? How exciting!

  2. A nice Christmas gift for the little ones.

    1. It's a wonderful book for kids! Perfect for a gift.

  3. I am a sucker for kids books to begin with. I always loved reading to my kids. Now I read to my grand kids.

    1. I love that, Sandra! One of my favorite things ever is to read to my kids and now that they're getting older, I still try to sneak that time in. :)