Life's Little Lessons: What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot by Michelle Robinson
IF AN ELEPHANT STANDS ON YOUR FOOT,
PANICKING "WILL ONLY STARTLE IT.
THESE THINGS HAPPEN.
Going on safari can be hazardous to your health. If it's not one thing, it's another.
All tricked out in her Indiana Jones gear, our little adventuress can't seem to stick to the warnings of her somewhat stilted, stiff-upper-lip guide.
IN THE EVENT OF STARTLING ELEPHANTS, YOU WILL PROBABLY FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY RATHER QUICKLY.
TRY NOT TO.
RUNNING AWAY MAY ATTRACT TIGERS.
And heaven knows, no one needs that. One rain forest faux pas leads to another, as, unable to keep silent in the presence of a tiger, our girl's sneeze wakes up a rowdy rhino, and when she breaks protocol and climbs a tree, (I told you so!) she naturally meets up with giant snakes, and unable to stay perfectly still, she flees the trees, only to fall into a jungle pool where--oh, yes, as warned, there are crocodiles.
There's no use calling for Crocodile Dundee; he's busy elsewhere, but perhaps a stray troop of manic monkeys are waiting in the wings for a dramatic rescue.
It's out of the frying pan and into the fire for our clueless little safari-goer in Michelle Robinson's new What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot (Dial Books, 2012). Peter R. Reynolds' peerless comic illustrations of one scary disaster after another are the perfect foil to Robinson's wry, veddy veddy British narration to this comic walk on the wild side, one tall tale of a trip readers will want to take again and again.