ING009 Ellison The Elephant, by Eric Drachman, hardcover
Ellison is aghast when he discovers his trumpet blast is different from those of his elephant friends. When he starts to withdraw, his mom explains being different is not such a bad thing. “All the greatest elephants in history were unusual!” she says. When Ellison’s wisecracking imaginary friend Weasel starts to encourage him, Ellison is coaxed to be inventive and to find his own voice. Soon, pachyderms from miles around are swaying to the magic of Ellison’s trumpet and its extraordinary new sound. This musical celebration is brought to life on CD with dramatic readings, sound effects, and the jazzy expertise of Giovanna Imbesi.