Hiding Phil

Hiding Phil

It’s Friday and time for Perfect Picture Book Friday! Here’s my PPBF selection:
Hiding Phil
Author and Illustrator Eric Barclay
Scholastic Press, 2013
Suitable for: Ages 3-5
Topics/Themes: Friendship, Pets, Elephants

Opening Line: Look! An elephant!

Synopsis (from the jacket): Meet Phil. He’s an elephant. One day he meets three friends. They have so much fun with Phil that they decide to take him home. Their parents will love Phil, right? WRONG! Kids will fall over laughing at this great read-aloud story.

Link to Resources: The Human Society has a lesson plan about animals, National Pet Week Lesson Plans, Time for Kids material on elephants. I couldn’t find a resource on hiding elephants, so I believe Eric Barclay has that market cornered with Hiding Phil.

Why I like this book:  It’s a quick, simple read. It takes longer to soak up the illustrations than it does to read the book.  I didn’t type this one out to check the word count, but found one website that listed Hiding Phil at 85 words! This book definitely has the “read again” factor. We found this at the library, but will eventually add this one to our home bookshelf.