Monkey and Elephant go gadding

Carole Lexa Schaefer

Book - 2014

Monkey and Elephant are very good friends, very good friends who look too nice to just stay at home. So they decide to go gadding. "Gadding?" said Elephant. "What's that?" "Gadding," said Monkey, "is walking along, looking around, finding something fun, stopping awhile, then moving on." Along the way, Monkey and Elephant meet up with some old friends, and three new ones, too. You never know what fun surprises you'll discover when you decide to go... gadding!

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Published
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
41 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780763661281
0763661287
Main Author
Carole Lexa Schaefer (-)
Other Authors
Galia Bernstein (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2—As Monkey explains to Elephant, "Gadding is walking along, looking around, finding something fun, stopping awhile, then moving on." And off they go, thrilled by the potential for surprise and adventure. Depicted in rich hues of green for Elephant and purple for Monkey, the two friends have a wide range of expressions despite the suitable simplicity of the cartoon illustrations. Their romp includes a visit to Elephant's old Uncle Phump, a hatmaker who gives each of his guests a gift. Then they unexpectedly bump into Monkey's Cousin MeeMee and her children. The group enjoys swimming and a picnic, and Monkey also models gracious forgiveness when MeeMee's babies eat all the berries off her new straw hat. These pals are reminiscent of other endearing friendship pairs such as Frog and Toad and Elephant and Piggie. This sweet, three-chapter offering begs for even more adventures to satisfy newly independent readers.—Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT [Page 93]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Suggesting to a confused Elephant that they spend their unscheduled day gadding about, Monkey explains that they will walk and look around while making brief stops whenever they encounter something interesting or run into other friends.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Suggesting to a confused Elephant that they spend their unscheduled day gadding about, Monkey explains that they will walk and look around while making brief stops whenever they encounter something interesting or run into other friends. By the creator of Monkey and Elephant Get Better.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Monkey and Elephant are out and about in their third adventure. You never know what fun surprises you&;ll find when you go gadding!Monkey and Elephant are very good friends, very good friends with nothing on the agenda. So they decide to go gadding. "Gadding?" said Elephant. "What&;s that?" "Gadding," said Monkey, "is walking along, looking around, finding something fun, stopping awhile, then moving on." Along the way, Monkey and Elephant meet up with some old friends, and three new ones, too. Beginning readers will love the antics in this cheerful ode to friendship, family, and the joys of serendipity.