Reviewed for Preschool, 2009

Come Back Soon

When Elephant gets an invitation to visit his penguin pals in faraway Icetown, he sets sail immediately. But it's not so easy to dress for the party they throw in his honor (it takes a lot of material to make a suit his size) or eat in their local restaurant (penguin portions are really small!). When a mistake causes big trouble, this inter-species friendship is put to the test. Gorgeous artwork and a silly premise make this a delight for young readers. (Houghton Mifflin, $17.00)