Book review: Special Delivery #bookaday 4 out of 5 stars

Special Delivery book coverby Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Picture book
Interest level: K-3
Reading level: 2.9
4 out of 5 stars


This is a sweet book about a young girl, an elephant, and her Great-Aunt Josephine. Sadie is concerned that her Great-Aunt Josephine lives all alone, so she wants to mail her an elephant to keep her company. It turns out it would be very expensive to mail an elephant, so Sadie resourcefully finds other ways to accomplish the task. There is a wonderful surprise at the end when Sadie gets to Great-Aunt Josephine.

I love the caring nature of Sadie, and the love she has for an older relative. She also cares about the animals that she encounters. I also delight in the fact that no one blinks an eye about Sadie wanting to mail an elephant…that happens all the time, right?!

This would make a fun read-aloud.

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