Reddit mentions: The best children elephant books

We found 80 Reddit comments discussing the best children elephant books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 42 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

3. Horton Hears a Who!

Dr. Seuss
Horton Hears a Who!
Sentiment score: 2
Number of mentions: 2
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5. Wanda and Winky

Wanda and Winky
Sentiment score: 1
Number of mentions: 1
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7. The Thingamabob

The Thingamabob
Sentiment score: 1
Number of mentions: 1
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9. Elephants: A Book for Children

Elephants: A Book for Children
Sentiment score: 1
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12. Elmer (Elmer Books)

Elmer (Elmer Books)
Sentiment score: 1
Number of mentions: 2
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19. Hooray for Hat!

Hooray for Hat!
Sentiment score: 1
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u/themermaidlady · 3 pointsr/Oct2019BabyBumps

My 14 month old twins LOVE to read. Some of our favorite books include:

The Dreamers series by Emily Winfield Martin. All of her books are amazing. The art is beautiful and there’s whimsy to her stories. There are two more books outside of this set I linked and they enjoy them both.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is very well liked by them, although it’s not my favorite. They love the bright colors and the fun attitude. It was one of the first ones I read to them when they were newborns (with the big paper back size) because the colors and shapes were bold.

Mama Loves You So is a short and sweet story. I love the illustrations and my girls love it too.

Wish is especially great for those who have struggled with infertility or loss. And even if you haven’t, it’s a lovely story. Warning: I still cry every time I read it to them.

Every Little Thing for you Bob Marley fans

Take Heart My Child is a sweet book for those of you who are sentimental. They don’t always love to sit still for it now, but it’s great for newborns.

And in general, they LOVE the books you can interact with and touch a feel like the dog/animal books with different furs. They like this Monster book that has a bunch of textures. They like this Dont Touch the Button book that is fun and interactive. They love flip the flap books, especially ones with animals and they helped them learn the sounds very easily. They also like the little puppet books.

u/CatsCatsHiyah · 7 pointsr/vegetarian

When I was teaching, I kept these in my classroom library. Not all have an overt vegetarian message, but they are all wonderful books that address vegetarian ideas.

She's Wearing a Dead Bird on her Head! Beautiful watercolor book about women fighting against the popular use of feathers for fashion. Covers some women's suffrage history and the founding of the Audubon Society. I used this one with 5th graders studying American history.

Of course, Horton Hears a Who. The message of this book resonates with kids' and preteens' experience being small and unheard: "A [being's] a [being], no matter how small." Most kids also relate to the feeling of believing in an idea that others dismiss. Horton's steadfastness is a great quality for veg kids to learn.

The Desert is Theirs by Byrd Baylor. Buy all of her books, for real. They're literal pieces of art, and each one has a message that kids sorely need, without preaching. Also, Everybody Needs a Rock is one of my all time favorites.

Hey, Little Ant As a boy is about to squish an ant, it begins to reason with him. The book ends by asking the reader what they would do. Cute and discussion-worthy story for younger readers.

The Story of Jumping Mouse My favorite children's book of all time! Empathy until you're bawling. This book is wonderfully illustrated and I cried every time I read it. It's a bit long - I used it for 3rd grade and up.

For nonfiction science/animal books, I can't say enough about the authors Gail Gibbons (for younger readers) and Seymour Simon (for older kids). They both are very good at presenting facts about animals that preserve the animals' interests.

Miss Rumphuis Beautiful book with the lesson of leaving the world a more beautiful place.

u/mccannr1 · 8769 pointsr/pics

Elephants are meant to roam. It's not just circuses that harm them, but even keeping them in zoos can be damaging to their health.

The Detroit Zoo did something fairly remarkable ~10 years ago. They had undergone an upgrade of the elephant enclosure to try to make it more comfortable for the elephants, but when they finished it they decided it still wasn't good enough just in the sense that elephants are meant to walk many miles every day and couldn't do that without much more space. So even after spending the money to upgrade their enclosure, the Zoo made the decision to send the elephants to the Performing Animal Welfare Society's sanctuary in California where they could roam freely for the rest of their lives.

Shockingly, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums flipped out and threatened to pull the Detroit Zoo's accreditation if they went ahead with the plan, but the Detroit Zoo stuck to their decisions and essential called the bluff of the AZA, who eventually backed down. The elephants were transported by train to the sanctuary and lived out the rest of their lives in comfort. The Detroit Zoo has stated it will never house elephants again and has encouraged guests inquiring about it to donate to sanctuaries instead that house elephants formerly confined to zoos and circuses.

You can read more about it here:

And you can read more about the Performing Animal Welfare Society here (they're well worth donating a few dollars to if you're able):

Edit 1: Accidentally referred to the Association of Zoos & Aquariums as the American Zoological Society (the Detroit Zoo is run by the Detroit Zoological Society). Fixed to point out it was the AZA that didn't like the Detroit Zoo's decision.

Edit 1.5: A lot of questions about why the AZA opposed the Detroit Zoo's decision. I didn't mean it to come off like the AZA is a bunch of monsters. Far from it. My recollection is they wanted the Detroit Zoo to send the elephants to another AZA zoo, presumably to avoid it looking like one of their members suggesting that no zoo is capable of humanely housing elephants (which, I believe IS what the Detroit Zoo was indeed suggesting anyway). It's not that the AZA didn't/doesn't believe in giving elephants adequate space to roam, it was that the Detroit Zoo (and since then other zoos) disagreed with what "adequate" means in terms of elephants.

Edit 2: There is a children's book that was published a couple years ago about the two Detroit Zoo elephants that I've heard is great for kids. It's called Wanda and Winky: The True Story of the Detroit Zoo's Last Two Elephants.

Edit 3: Here's the Detroit Zoo's director talking in 2015 about the decision to move the elephants 10 years earlier, along with footage of a happy Wanda & Winky at the sanctuary:

u/englishmusic · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I recommend Gerald and Piggie books - they're great for both genders and they are a good easy reader for the kid to read themselves when they get to that point. Throw in a Gerald and Piggie plush and you have yourself a fantastic gift set.

u/55mary · 2 pointsr/infertility

[cw, someone else's pregnancy]
Friends' baby shower is Sunday afternoon. All the presents are wrapped. (Hot tip: Wish, by Matthew Cordell will make you cry but is a beautiful book for people who are pregnant after struggling)

Pregnant friend's mom just flew in last night, and husband and I are going to spend the next few days remembering how much we love and appreciate our own mothers.

u/ITdoug · 1 pointr/RandomActsOfGaming

Burnout Paradise or BF3 from Origin would be solid! I always LOVED this book as a kid for some reason.


u/Zifna · 1 pointr/Parenting

For little kids/board books:

I'm as Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. It's one of those nice simple books that is still enjoyable for older ages. I remember thinking a lot about it when I was younger because I liked the idea that one person could contain so many opposing qualities.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

But No Elephants by Jerry Smath - Funny and cute, a good story about finding the good in things that initially seem bad

Picture books for older kids:

Henry's Quest - Postapocalyptic neo-medieval period picture book. Yesssss. Yes.

Anything by Graeme Base, but I have fond memories of The Eleventh Hour and The Sign of the Seahorse. Super-duper-detailed illustrations you can pour over for hours in addition to the story. Lots of hidden stuff in the illustrations, too

u/Dudist_PvP · -2 pointsr/SeattleWA

Yeah, looking down on someone for their economic status (like you) is very much different than me viewing someone like you as only concerned for self interest at the expense of their fellow citizens.

Economically downtrodden people cannot necessarily easily change their circumstances. You on the other hand, could try having empathy towards people without much cost (Though, admittedly it would take some effort for you, looking at how far you're gonna have to come from your current state.)

Might I suggest a classic work on the subject of empathy and standing up for those less fortunate than yourself.

u/vaderisahottie · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am anxiously excited to start the RAOA School of Mischief & Merriment. I do, however, feel that I am not quite prepared. I keep looking at the list of supplies needed. Perhaps you could assist me, that is if you don't mind.

I will most definitely need my book, that is if I want to keep track of all the spells and potions. That class will surely give me anxiety, lol.

I have heard that many suffer from Morthy-itis. Perhaps I should bring this so I can open a necessary adult beverage to pour into said container.

I have heard that the professors like us working like house-elves, so I should bring along this just in case.

For those cold nights, this will keep my head in the game.

They're good at getting their nose into trouble, maybe they can teach me a few things.

Oh, I cannot forget these. They will surely keep me hidden and invisible from any pesky bugs.

Answers may be out of order. I also stuck with things that were currently on my wishlist.

u/dregan · 2 pointsr/daddit

My four year old son loves Waiting Is Not Easy right now. It's fun, has a good message, and is simple enough that he can "read" it to me.

u/Really_Likes_Nutella · 1 pointr/reading

Do you like science fiction? I recently reread Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Vol. 1. It's great, especially if you are commuting since you can dip in out and very easily on account of them being short stories.

Also go and get yourself The Earthsea Quartet and Uncle Stories.

u/snoharm · 4 pointsr/comics

You guys may enjoy reading your kids the Elephant and Piggy series, which has a similar self-awareness and sense of humor. They're for slightly younger kids, but they may be suited. Here's a link on Amazon.

^Disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any way with the publisher, I just used to sell kids books and particular loved reading this at our story times.

u/TheRubyRedPirate · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

My favorite as a child and hopefully my son will love it. Right now he just wants to chew on it. But No Elephants

u/tosseggscramblesalad · 4 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

Yesterday was my pregnant partner and my 8 yr anniversary and we had a great day. We both ended up getting each other books for the baby, go figure from two English teachers. My wife got a book that absolutely slayed me that I wanted to recommend - Wish - I started crying before I got through the first two pages. She got me!!!

Have a good weekend everyone!!

u/Miroet · 6 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

Not particularly ivf, but I like the book Wish does a good job of explaining waiting a long time to meet your baby.

u/TDPookie1 · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

Available on Amazon with free same day delivery: Wish

u/AreThereRocksAhead · 12 pointsr/funny

We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems, his Pigeon books are pretty funny too

u/emsylou · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Definitely Elmer!


The Very Hungry Caterpiller

Were two of my faves as a kid :)

u/frizbplaya · 3 pointsr/Adoption

This was my favorite book after we adopted: Wish by Matthew Cordell

u/annerevenant · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have some of these books on my baby's wishlist. They're fingerpuppet books but they talk about kids and people all over the world.This London one looks cute from a series called Hello World. There's another series called Tiny Traveller.

Edit: forgot a link!

u/DarkAngelTygris · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

Was it one of the Babar books? There's one where "Babar Visits Another Planet". It's the only one I specifically remember reading, but I also rememeber enjoying it.

Edit: written in the 70s, but I read it in the 90s

u/semycolon · 40 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I love the one where they realize they're in a book. One of my faves.

u/ksemel · 1 pointr/books

For the little ones: "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!"

I loved this book as a child. I made my father read it to me so much he would hold it upside down and read it backwards too.

u/tsdguy · 1 pointr/pics

Darn. We don't have it. It is available on Amazon and with some great reviews.

u/Its_eeasy · 21 pointsr/food

Reminds me of the 'Should I share my Ice Cream' book my son likes me to read to him over and over. if anyone's interested

u/rain-dog2 · 2 pointsr/Teachers

We Are in a Book

An elephant and piggie book. It's a "meta" book like Monster at the End of This Book or This Book Has No Pictures, but it has some food for thought for young minds. It's also hilarious.

u/R_Harry_P · 1 pointr/aww

Hooray for Hat!
Paperback – June 6, 2017

u/IWantToBeNormal · 3 pointsr/recyclebin

The title is a tribute to a book that my dad used to read to me when I was in middle school. Yes, I was still being read to like a child at age 13. It was called "But No Elephants".

u/LunaBalloonaCat · 11 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

I really don’t want to dampen your spirits, but I documented things leading up to our first round of IVF and then found it difficult when it didn’t work to hold on to any of those mementos.

Obviously I really hope that it works for you, but I would think ahead so you have a plan of what to do if this round doesn’t pan out as expected.

Our IVF journey was a long one and everyone knows that’s how we conceived so when Philip is old enough to ask we’ll be upfront with him. I also bought him a book before he was born called Wish. It doesn’t deal specifically with IVF, but tells the story of a very longed for child. It makes me cry every time I read it!

Edit: also it might just be my sense of humour, but I can’t wait to tell him he was conceived round the back of a BMW garage when mummy and daddy weren’t even there!

u/grisduck · 6 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

Anyone interested in a board book copy of Wish by Matthew Cordell? I ended up with two copies.

u/averydifferentname · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

I'm not sure how widely it's distributed. I bought it on Amazon.

u/carrymehome77 · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Is this the one where he keeps taking in every other animal but the elephant? And it keeps repeating “But no elephants!”?

But No Elephants (Once upon a Time)