Elphie, the cute elephant kid, is back -- with a pet. Mom is trying to get Elphie to go down the slide at the playground, and it's not going too well. I'm willing to bet you'll find out that Mom's a pretty smart cookie.
The art's as good as last time -- nice colors, the kind of characters that'll keep the lil' ones' attention. I bet this would be fun to read aloud with a little someone squirming on your lap and pointing at various things.
It was a bit too short, and not as inventive as the first book -- but you know what? I don't think the target audience is going to be as critical as I am. This was a bright spot in my day, I read a lot of nonsense that day, and this was a little glimmer of optimism and sunshine. Get it for the kid in your life (get the first one, too).
Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for this post.