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Monkey and Elephant Get Better

Monkey and Elephant Get Better

Candlewick Sparks

Illustrated by Galia Bernstein


Monkey and Elephant Get Better

About the Book

When two friends who are not exactly alike come down with colds, figuring out what will make each other feel better can be a surprising endeavor!

Monkey and Elephant are very good friends who have a lot in common. They both like morning time. They both like shiny rocks. And they both like to hear their own voices: “TAH. TAH. TAH.” But Monkey is Monkey and Elephant is Elephant. They are not exactly the same. So when Elephant starts to sneeze — achoo! — Monkey has her own ideas of what will make him feel better. And when Monkey gets the sniffles, Elephant has his own ideas of what will make her feel better. Maybe there’s more than one way to enjoy a soft pile of hay, some fresh water, and a bit of entertainment!

Product Details

On sale: March 26, 2013
Age: 5-9 years
Grade: Grades K-4
Page count: 48 Pages
ISBN: 9780763648411
Reading level: Lexile: 440L | Fountas/Pinnell: K

Author Bio

Carole Lexa Schaefer is the author of many acclaimed picture books for children, including Down in the Woods at Sleepytime, illustrated by Vanessa Cabban; The Bora-Bora Dress, illustrated by Catherine Stock; and Big Little Monkey, illustrated by Pierre Pratt. Carole Lexa Schaefer lives on Camano Island, in Washington State.

Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel and moved to New York in 1999 to study at Parsons the New School for Design. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


A sweet story that delivers a healthy message about individuality and friendship to new readers.
—Kirkus Reviews

The simple, yet detailed digital illustrations and cool palette complement the mood and message of the text...Monkey and Elephant have distinct voices that would make this a great read-aloud. The story also has the appropriate pacing and length for youngsters transitioning to independent reading.
—School Library Journal

Constructed around the explicit lesson that “you are you and I am me,” this sequel to 2012’s MONKEY AND ELEPHANT will engage newly emergent readers.