Barclay, Eric. Hiding Phil. New York: Scholastic Press, 2013.
This story is about a two children who meet an elephant named Phil. They become friends and want to keep Phil. The children decide to hide Phil from their parents. When the parents find the elephant, they want to make him leave, but after getting to know him, they decide to let their children keep Phil.
The author's writing style is fun and short. The author's tell the story through think bubbles, which makes it easy to tell who is talking throughout the story.
I think the illustrations are great. They are very cute, and I think you can almost tell the story just through the illustrations.
I would recommend this book for young readers or for a preschool story time. It has great pictures and has a fun story young students could relate to about wanting pets.
Age range to which this book would appeal Pre-K to K
Reviewer: Stephanie, BGSU Student