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Proving that elephant life and toddler life are totally relatable,  A Parade of Elephants is the tale of five big and brightly colored elephants on a mission that takes them up and down, over and under, and through and around their day.  And yes, spoiler alert: they’re totally exhausted by the end.

Henkes’ simple text provides the rhythm and repetition needed to engage a busy (read: easily distracted) tot, while the same makes it a fantastic first reader for the kindy set.  The book’s large pages do justice to the bold, cheery images, while the brief text keeps things going at a toddler-approved pace.