"Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" (Hardcover)

"Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" (Hardcover)

By Patricia Thomas, Wallace Tripp (Illustrator)


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“A picture book filled with giggles.” —Publishers Weekly

All the animals are in a panic. The elephant's sneeze would blow the monkeys out of the trees, the feathers off the birds, the stripes off the zebra! Even the fish and the fly, the crocodile and the kangaroo know what a catastrophe that sneeze would be. "Please don't sneeze!" they beg....

This classic story of an enormous sneeze in the marking, told in sprightly nonsense verse, is fun to share with a child at home or as a read-aloud at school. It's sure to make even wriggling little ones pay attention and join in!

Patricia Thomas was raised on a small farm in western Pennsylvania and attended a one-room school. She received a B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University. The author of several rhymed picture book texts, she now works as writer and editor of publications at Marywood College. She lives with her husband in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. They have four children and ten grandchildren.

Wallace Tripp has illustrated many books for children, including No Flying in the House and Come Back, Amelia Bedelia.

Product Details ISBN: 9780688093389
ISBN-10: 0688093388
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 23rd, 1990
Pages: 32
Language: English

“The funniest title of the season is on the jacket of a picture book filled with giggles…Made funnier by Wallace Tripp’s antic illustrations.” — Publishers Weekly