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A delightful story by author

Steven Haggard

For Ages 2 - 7

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About the Book

What would you do if you had an elephant for a friend? 

Nicole is a creative and playful little girl with a big imagination.  She loves to play with her toys every day, but she never remembers to put them away.  Her mess grows and grows with each adventure.  One night, Nicole stumbles upon a colossal surprise...


Amid all of that mess, Nicole discovers that there is an elephant in her room!  After a fun-packed day full of elephant games, Nicole learns that having an elephant in the house might not be all that she had expected...


Join Nicole and her pachyderm pal in a larger-than-life adventure that starts with a mess, abounds in imagination, and leaves time for cleanup, too!

Brilliant and charming, There's an Elephant in My Room! is bursting with childhood wonder. Children ages 2 to 7 will enjoy the fanciful and intricate illustrations and the imaginative journey, with its endless fun and silly surprise ending.   Young listeners will be fully engaged with the child-friendly language and lighthearted narration of this skillfully executed and lyrical rhyming book for kids.

This children's book aims to celebrate childhood wonder and curiosity that cannot be contained, even after cleanup time is through.  The story encourages little minds to dream, explore, and create, each in its own unique way. 

Inside the cover...

Children and adults alike will enjoy this delightful story - its charming characters,
masterful rhyme, and silly surprise ending.  

The story comes to life with loveable characters and
bright, whimsical illustrations by Elettra Cudignotto. 

What reviewers are saying...

Steve Haggard's “There’s an Elephant in my Room!” is a colourful, exciting, and humorous book that follows the adventure of a girl who discovers an Elephant in her room. The pages flow by in a smooth rhyme like classic poetry. The lines are not crowded, neither are the sentences too long. Also, each page is wonderfully illustrated, making the whole book look like an art gallery of beautiful paintings. Nicole, the main character, forgets to put her room in order during clean-up time and the room is, thus, in a mess. However, as soon as she is tucked in for the night, out of the messy room comes the Elephant with its lengthy trunk. I love her innocent and lovely imagination – she plans to play and swim with the Elephant all day. She also plans to add the Elephant to her group of friends. Surely her friends would all love to play with an Elephant! ... The book took me back to my childhood, a time where my imagination was unlimited and all I looked forward to was an adventure. The suspense in the book is immense – does the Elephant only exist in her imagination? Is it just a dream? I loved the silly ending, too, which I will not give away. This is a great book for anyone who wants to buy a gift for a child between the ages of 2 and 7. It is a good read-aloud book with wonderful illustrations. I already know this will be a favourite for many parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians. This book is simply a must-read for all children!           

- Peter Jamenju, Author and Professional Book Reviewer

This book is wonderful for younger readers. It is a challenging read for less confident readers but is still enjoyable for confident readers because of the rhyming aspect.  The illustrations are beautiful and vibrant which helps tell the story perfectly and keeps readers engaged. The font is easy to read and stands out on the page.  The story is fun and exciting while still giving a message to its readers about tidying your room. There is room for imagination and conversation. It is perfect for a bedtime story.   

- Hannah Kingston, Book Reviewer

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