My previous book, Ten Zany Birds, was a story that involved counting and math. After writing that, I thought it might be nice to create a story that incorporated the alphabet. But I didn’t want it to be boring. I’m not quite sure how it happened, but an elephant popped into my head. A quirky one with a ravenous appetite. It started with animal crackers, brownies, and cotton candy. My curiosity was piqued. Could the elephant find a food item for every letter of the alphabet? Believe it or not, he did! Then it was a matter of thinking about what the elephant could do with these food items. I thought it was particularly ingenious of him to tie the noodles together and make a jump rope––especially since he didn’t have fingers to accomplish the task!
That’s a tough one. They’re all so cute. Artists at EpublishingeXperts has done a terrific job with them. I am happy to share two of the images. You can see one below with the elephant dancing around with an ice cream cone hat and the other was at the top of the page; I’d have to say they are so colorful and fun perhaps you could tell me what you think in the comments?
It will be released December 2017, in time for Christmas. You can check my Amazon Author page to see when it arrives.
Thanks for having me as a guest and for your excellent work on Don’t Feed the Elephant!
Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. Ellis has previously published Ten Zany Birds; That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN; and That Mama is a Grouch.
Ellis, her husband, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about her work, she invites you to visit her website.