From the author of If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant comes another hypothetical tale inspired by the animal kingdom. Ellen Fischer’s If an Elephant Went to School uses a question-and-answer format to draw similarities between lessons learned by wild creatures and those mastered by children in a classroom. The Greensboro-based author and elementary school teacher of more than 20 years highlights characters’ various behaviors (the elephant, for example, pursues trunk proficiency rather than alphabet mastery), prompting readers to consider their own unique potential. As part of Children’s Book Week at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café, Fischer will read the entire new work, which is filled with friendly illustrations by Laura Wood, on Thursday, May 5, at 11 a.m. Free. malaprops.com. Photo courtesy of the author
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