By Eric Barclay
New York : Scholastic Press, 2013, Ages 5-8
The story follows three children who find an elephant and the fun they have together. They have to try to find a way to hide Phil, the elephant, before their parents see him.
The authors writing style has lots of humor and rhyme. It is easy to read and goes at a fast pace. My favorite line is when the little girl says, "mom and dad will LOVE Phil!" then on the next page she says, "Uh oh...." because he had some gas while in the bath tub.
The illustrations are free hand with pencils. They do a great job at showing Phil, the kids, and their parents expressions.
Reviewed by Laura Gould