With her trademark wit and humor, storyteller Dianne de Las Casas transports readers to an animal kingdom far, far away, where the pretty pachyderm, Ellaphant, lives with her odious step-mother and two ugly step-hippos. Aided by her fairy godmouse, Cinderellaphant is whisked away in a peanut carriage to foxtrot, bunny hop, and tango hoof to hoof with the charming zebra prince. Elephants may have a long memory, but it’s the prince who can’t get Cinderellaphant out of his head as he uses her gargantuan glass slipper to track her down. A true lesson in looking beyond the surface, this punny story will delight and entertain with its whimsical illustrations and charmingly told tale.
The book’s colorful critters are delightfully portrayed in Stefan Jolet’s whimsical drawings of festooned raccoons and sanguine penguins. Combined with fun and inventive storytelling, this delightful twist on a time-honored standard ensures that readers have a whole new classic to fall in love with. Charming, comical, and charismatic, everyone will be enchanted by this elegant elephant.
About the Author
Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, dynamic storyteller, and founder of Picture Book Month. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The House That Santa Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. de Las Casas calls Harvey, Louisiana, home.
About the Illustrator
Stefan Jolet grew up in the culturally rich Cajun community of New Iberia, Louisiana. He began drawing at the tender age of four, and his graphic arts career has spanned nearly two decades. Jolet is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and resides in Youngsville, Louisiana, with his family.
By Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Stefan Jolet
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Elephants
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3