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..."Both the graphics and the story were wonderfully done. Hagit R. Oron and Or Oron have written a book which not only details the principle of “look before you leap,” but also shows how imaginative children can be. Elphie’s facial expressions emoted perfectly what he was thinking and feeling during the entire journey, whether it was boredom, excitement, or fear. Elphie a ..."Both the graphics and the story were wonderfully done. Hagit R. Oron and Or Oron have written a book which not only details the principle of “look before you leap,” but also shows how imaginative children can be. Elphie’s facial expressions emoted perfectly what he was thinking and feeling during the entire journey, whether it was boredom, excitement, or fear. Elphie and Dad Go On an Epic Adventure would be a wonderful book to read at bedtime for smaller children, teaching them about road danger, adventure, and using your imagination to have fun." - Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite For Elphie, everything is an adventure. But dad is cautious. Is dad going to join Elphie on his quest or is the trip to the shop going to be dull and boring? Join Elphie and dad to find out! "Elphie and dad go on an epic adventure" is a fun beautifully illustrated book that addresses kids and parents alike. It shows how you can transform everyday chores into exciting adventures. Bonus! Free gift for every buyer: an illustrated booklet with an extra-special-epic-adventure chocolate milk recipe for kids and their dads to make together.


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..."Both the graphics and the story were wonderfully done. Hagit R. Oron and Or Oron have written a book which not only details the principle of “look before you leap,” but also shows how imaginative children can be. Elphie’s facial expressions emoted perfectly what he was thinking and feeling during the entire journey, whether it was boredom, excitement, or fear. Elphie a ..."Both the graphics and the story were wonderfully done. Hagit R. Oron and Or Oron have written a book which not only details the principle of “look before you leap,” but also shows how imaginative children can be. Elphie’s facial expressions emoted perfectly what he was thinking and feeling during the entire journey, whether it was boredom, excitement, or fear. Elphie and Dad Go On an Epic Adventure would be a wonderful book to read at bedtime for smaller children, teaching them about road danger, adventure, and using your imagination to have fun." - Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite For Elphie, everything is an adventure. But dad is cautious. Is dad going to join Elphie on his quest or is the trip to the shop going to be dull and boring? Join Elphie and dad to find out! "Elphie and dad go on an epic adventure" is a fun beautifully illustrated book that addresses kids and parents alike. It shows how you can transform everyday chores into exciting adventures. Bonus! Free gift for every buyer: an illustrated booklet with an extra-special-epic-adventure chocolate milk recipe for kids and their dads to make together.

30 review for Elphie and Dad go on an Epic adventure

  1. 5 out of 5

    La Coccinelle

    I've had this one kicking around in my Kobo account for a while. It must've been a freebie I picked up at some point, because I generally don't spend money on kids' e-books. Boy, am I ever glad I didn't spend anything on it except for time; like most self-published books I've read, it's pretty bad. The writing didn't seem too awful at the beginning, but after a few pages it became glaringly bad. I don't understand why authors have such a difficult time punctuating dialogue. Apparently, knowing wh I've had this one kicking around in my Kobo account for a while. It must've been a freebie I picked up at some point, because I generally don't spend money on kids' e-books. Boy, am I ever glad I didn't spend anything on it except for time; like most self-published books I've read, it's pretty bad. The writing didn't seem too awful at the beginning, but after a few pages it became glaringly bad. I don't understand why authors have such a difficult time punctuating dialogue. Apparently, knowing when to use a comma versus a period is really hard. So is knowing when to capitalize words that come after punctuation. For some reason, all the dialogue in this book is italicized as well. Now, I've seen books that italicize dialogue, but it's a stylistic choice used to set off the dialogue if there's no punctuation. This book's dialogue has punctuation, so the italics are redundant and unnecessary. The story is bland and uninteresting. Some adults seem to have this idea that kids are stupid, and then we get books like this that are annoyingly condescending. Mind you, I guess if a child is stupid enough to run in front of an easily visible red car, he's stupid enough to attack a bush with a cardboard sword, thinking it's a dragon. (The illustrator could've at least made the bush look like a dragon.) The father is overprotective to the point where he starts to kill his child's spirit with his constant admonishments. You can actually see this in the book! I don't know what the point of that is supposed to be... The illustrations are boring, flat, and look like they were done in a few minutes with MS Paint. I'm really tired of seeing this in self-published books. It doesn't look professional at all. To top it all off, my copy has all the pages backwards. Judging by the names of the authors, I wonder if they're Israeli... which makes the right-to-left format make a little more sense. Still, the book is in English, so it's just weird... and is probably going to confuse the heck out of most English-speaking children who pick it up. Overall, this is one of the weakest picture books I've read recently. It's not the worst self-published picture book I've ever read... but I'm not sure that's exactly a compliment, either.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tony Parsons

    Dad (elephant) ask Elphie (elephant) if she wanted some chocolate milk. What did the 2 of them do on their adventure together? I do not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing free books from publishers & authors. Therefore, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. A very awesome book cover, great hand-drawn colored pictures & proper font & writing style. A very well written children’s (age 3-7) Elphie adventure storybook. It was very easy for me Dad (elephant) ask Elphie (elephant) if she wanted some chocolate milk. What did the 2 of them do on their adventure together? I do not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing free books from publishers & authors. Therefore, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. A very awesome book cover, great hand-drawn colored pictures & proper font & writing style. A very well written children’s (age 3-7) Elphie adventure storybook. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters, settings, etc. to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s Elphie adventure movie, an animated cartoon, or better yet a mini TV series. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars. Thank you for the free author; Orons publisher; ReadingDeals; BookZio; Amazon Digital Services LLC.; book Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jane Reddish

    My first completed read via Kindle. It tells the story of father and child on an epic adventure. The illustration is okay and the plot is cute. Despite being playful, the dad is still protective of his child. I think the climax happened before this conversation: "Was that our epic adventure?" "No," dad said. "That was a heart attack." If you're interested, I encourage you to read it. It only takes less than 5 minutes. My first completed read via Kindle. It tells the story of father and child on an epic adventure. The illustration is okay and the plot is cute. Despite being playful, the dad is still protective of his child. I think the climax happened before this conversation: "Was that our epic adventure?" "No," dad said. "That was a heart attack." If you're interested, I encourage you to read it. It only takes less than 5 minutes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Whispering Stories

    Elphie is going on an epic adventure with his dad to the shops get some milk, so that his dad can make him an extra special chocolate milk. Donning his adventuring outfit, cape and sword, Elphie and his dad set off. Whilst on his adventure, he fights a tiger, slays a dragon and saves a princess. But when dad is not looking, Elphie ends up in a dangerous situation. Will Elphie manage to get his ‘extra special chocolate milk’? Elphie is just like any young child (although he’s an elephant), he doesn’ Elphie is going on an epic adventure with his dad to the shops get some milk, so that his dad can make him an extra special chocolate milk. Donning his adventuring outfit, cape and sword, Elphie and his dad set off. Whilst on his adventure, he fights a tiger, slays a dragon and saves a princess. But when dad is not looking, Elphie ends up in a dangerous situation. Will Elphie manage to get his ‘extra special chocolate milk’? Elphie is just like any young child (although he’s an elephant), he doesn’t like going to the shops. His dad comes up with a clever way to get him to go, telling him that they are going to have an epic adventure on the way. Elphie is enjoying his adventure, until his dad takes a phone call. Elphie then becomes bored, and this is when he ends up making a dangerous mistake. The book, to me, had numerous underlying messages. I felt it was not only about teaching children how to have fun and how easy it is to end up in dangerous situations, it was also aimed at adults, teaching us that even the smallest lack of concentration when you’re out with little ones can be dangerous. I also felt that the author was making reference to all those parents that spend too much time on their mobile phones when out with their children. The book is beautifully illustrated, and with between one to a few lines of text on each page, kids will find it easy to read and engage with the story. A lovely book which I’m sure lots of young children will adore. Reviewed by Stacey at www.whisperingstories.com

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Markus

    Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is a cute an colorful addition to our bedtime story routine. My daughter and I shared some knowing glances at the exchanged between Elphie and Dad. At first Elphie didn't want to go to the store. Then Dad promised it would be an epic adventure. Elphie grabbed a cape and a sword and made that adventure with a little imagination. The illustrations were great. My daughter loved that the princess that Elphie rescued wasn't drawn as an actual princess, making her Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is a cute an colorful addition to our bedtime story routine. My daughter and I shared some knowing glances at the exchanged between Elphie and Dad. At first Elphie didn't want to go to the store. Then Dad promised it would be an epic adventure. Elphie grabbed a cape and a sword and made that adventure with a little imagination. The illustrations were great. My daughter loved that the princess that Elphie rescued wasn't drawn as an actual princess, making her use her imagination just like Elphie did. I loved that the book also showed the parent's side--Dad worrying that Elphie's adventure might entail a little bit of danger. I also loved that Elphie's gender wasn't mentioned. The book is great for father and son or father and daughter. We both enjoyed it and will be reading it together again.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brooke

    This silly tale follows Elphie and her dad on an adventure. Elphie and her dad are of course, elephants! These elephants talk and walk like humans, even live in normal houses. This play on elephants is very interesting and will definitely keep kids on their toes while reading and seeing the illustrations!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy

    Cute. Fun illustrations. My daughter loves it. The story is cute and entertaining. The illustrations are simple but fun. My daughter loves this book. A great book for the price.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Stiles

    Elphie and Dad go on an epic adventure to the store to get some chocolate milk. Their adventure shows children things they should not do, such as run into the street without looking for traffic, or climbing on walls. What kind of epic adventure can you take with your child or grandchild?

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brad Pierson

    Kind of dark! I like the idea of an epic adventure with Dad, but nearly getting hit by a car, falling and getting hurt, a near heart attack, and being ignored while Dad takes a phone call? This one is a little too dark.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    Strange, NOT Epic Adventure This story has a strange, patronizing tone from start to finish. The main character (child) has a bad attitude and nearly gets hit by a car. Skip this one.

  11. 4 out of 5

    DOUGLAS J BERRY

    Elephantine Hagit and or freebie. Suitable for all ages. Good color artwork. Reminds me of babar the elephant. Everyone who writes about elephants gives them a certain something. Majesty? Presence?

  12. 4 out of 5

    Gabriella

    A great picture book that takes adventure and mixes it with some good lessons for the little ones. A fun and easy book to read. Well worth it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Holly Lenz

    A fun children's book Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is a really good book that teaches about being careful but also having fun. A fun children's book Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is a really good book that teaches about being careful but also having fun.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kellie

    Epic The twins loved this book. The pictures are wonderful and the story is adorable. We loved the epic adventure of Elphie!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Willis

    Baby liked it The epic adventure kept my baby interested and interacting. Cute read, definitely recommend especially for fussy two month olds who just want to hang out.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Canaan Taaffe

    Cute A super cute little story. I like the soft illustrations. I would read this to my own kids for bedtime.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    The story is funny. But it harm a lot when reading it on my kindle because all the colorful graphic become black and white.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Gutzwiller

    Imaginations Needed Here This is a fun book on how to make a boring chore fun. The writing and illustrations go hand in hand to make this a wonderful go to book for the kiddos. Dad asked Elphie if he wanted extra special chocolate milk? They went to the store and had an epic adventure. Elphie put on his cape and got his sword. Off they went. There was a dragon in the sky that was no match for his sword. He ran into a lion ( lizard) and saved the flies. What else would he find on his adventure? Yo Imaginations Needed Here This is a fun book on how to make a boring chore fun. The writing and illustrations go hand in hand to make this a wonderful go to book for the kiddos. Dad asked Elphie if he wanted extra special chocolate milk? They went to the store and had an epic adventure. Elphie put on his cape and got his sword. Off they went. There was a dragon in the sky that was no match for his sword. He ran into a lion ( lizard) and saved the flies. What else would he find on his adventure? You get to have an adventure of your own by listening/reading. Happy Hunting!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Hobart

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader -- as did a quick Q&A with the author. --- Picture books are not the usual fare around here, true. But Hagit Oron asked, and I figured, why not? Now, can I get this post up without using more words than the book did? Elphie is a little elephant accompanying his dad on an errand -- but his dad is one of the good ones, and instead of dragging Elphie along -- he entices the child by promising an "epic adventure". Wearing a cape and carrying a woode This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader -- as did a quick Q&A with the author. --- Picture books are not the usual fare around here, true. But Hagit Oron asked, and I figured, why not? Now, can I get this post up without using more words than the book did? Elphie is a little elephant accompanying his dad on an errand -- but his dad is one of the good ones, and instead of dragging Elphie along -- he entices the child by promising an "epic adventure". Wearing a cape and carrying a wooden sword, the two set out for a walk to the store. Along the way, Elphie does battle with imaginary foes, and has one very close call that wasn't imaginary enough. With some guidance from Dad, a great imagination, and a helpful store clerk -- Elphie has an epic adventure indeed. I really appreciated Dad -- he's not perfect (he gets distracted in a very real and relateable way), but he's trying -- and he recovers from a mistake well. A good guy, not a buffoon, not a super-hero. There's not enough dads like that in books. The art is great. The colors are vibrant, the drawings pop just right. It's not fantastic, which I honestly get annoyed by in kids' books. It's friendly and eye-catching, very accessible, and engaging -- enough so that you get drawn into it, but not so much that it detracts from the words. The art serves the story -- and will keep the attention of those who can't yet read. It's been a few years (almost ten) since I've read picture books on a regular basis. This is just the kind of thing I'd have liked then, and would've read -- and then have been "compelled" to read again (and again and again). For those with kids -- or grandkids -- or who might have a kid nearby your Kindle, pick it up.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Whistlers Mom

    For a small child, everyday life is the greatest adventure of all. I first read this on my basic black&white Kindle and was underwhelmed. Fortunately, I was sufficiently intrigued to read it on my laptop and I liked it much better. The illustrations have off-beat charm and the use of primary colors is excellent. I've noticed that small children respond to pictures with lots of strong, basic colors. Subtlety is for old folks. I'm embarrassed to admit that I was initially reluctant to read this boo For a small child, everyday life is the greatest adventure of all. I first read this on my basic black&white Kindle and was underwhelmed. Fortunately, I was sufficiently intrigued to read it on my laptop and I liked it much better. The illustrations have off-beat charm and the use of primary colors is excellent. I've noticed that small children respond to pictures with lots of strong, basic colors. Subtlety is for old folks. I'm embarrassed to admit that I was initially reluctant to read this book because the mother/daughter author/illustrator team have foreign-sounding names and I was afraid that the story would be written in poor (or at least stilted) English. I was wrong. The story is well-told in English that's simple enough to resonate with a child, but not so simple that the adult reading to them passes out from boredom. It's an entertaining book on several levels The theme is a timely and important one. We are so obsessed with entertaining children today that we forget that the world is ALL new to a small child who hasn't experienced it yet. As Elphie's Dad wisely observes, even a simple trip to the store can turn into an epic adventure with tigers and dragons and princesses in peril. Sadly, many parents today work so hard to provide luxuries for their children that they lack the time or energy for a walk around the block or a game of cards. In this book, the author shows how one-on-one time with an adult can be the catalyst to a child's imagination. After all, the best stories are the ones we write (and live) ourselves. Elphie's Dad isn't a perfect parent. He talks on his cell phone when he should be concentrating on his kid. But the reader senses that both of them learn an important lesson. Parenting isn't always about passing along wisdom. Sometimes it's about learning wisdom together. This is a deceptively simple book with an important message. It's one I would recommend to any parent or grandparent.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mehsi

    I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. This was a truly cute story about a little elephant named Elphie who goes on an epic adventure (well, actually just to get milk, but that can be an adventure) with his dad. Elphie isn't all too happy to just go to the store, but it seems with the prospects of hunting dragons, saving princesses and much more, the little elephant is more than willing to come with his dad. On his way he spots all kinds of stuff that he turns into I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. This was a truly cute story about a little elephant named Elphie who goes on an epic adventure (well, actually just to get milk, but that can be an adventure) with his dad. Elphie isn't all too happy to just go to the store, but it seems with the prospects of hunting dragons, saving princesses and much more, the little elephant is more than willing to come with his dad. On his way he spots all kinds of stuff that he turns into epic things like dragons, tigers, and more. Elphie had a great time, but he still has a lot to learn about safety and about staying with his dad, even if it means that the journey is a bit boring. I felt sorry for the dad for that one moment when that part happened. Luckily he was there quickly, and Elphie learned a new lesson, or actually 2. I loved how the book turned a boring chore (I remember I wasn't always eager to do groceries back when I was a kid) into something exciting and fun. Though someone should tell Elphie that you shouldn't hold your sword like that. :D The art was so-so. While it did look good, it felt a bit flat, it lacked shadows and depth, and that was a shame. I think if that was added it would have been even better. The ending of the story was really cute, and I was happy for both the dad and the kid. They had a big adventure, and now they have a nice present, and something yummy to share. I saw there will be more Elphie books, and I do hope I will be able to read them, because Elphie is a fun kid. Would I recommend this book? Yes. It was quite fun, and I am sure it will be a fun story to tell kids. Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  22. 5 out of 5

    Today We Did

    Today We Did Dad needs to go to the shop to get some milk, but Elphie doesn't want to go. To make the trip more fun, they pretend that it is an epic adventure. This is a simple story of turning an ordinary chore into something exciting. Considering he was the one to suggest the epic adventure, Dad was way too cautious on the journey. Elphie wasn't allowed to do much, which resulted in him becoming bored and doing something actually dangerous. I suppose this is a lesson for parents to give their ki Today We Did Dad needs to go to the shop to get some milk, but Elphie doesn't want to go. To make the trip more fun, they pretend that it is an epic adventure. This is a simple story of turning an ordinary chore into something exciting. Considering he was the one to suggest the epic adventure, Dad was way too cautious on the journey. Elphie wasn't allowed to do much, which resulted in him becoming bored and doing something actually dangerous. I suppose this is a lesson for parents to give their kids some space to be kids. Foster their imaginations, and let them take 'safe' risks. Once Dad gets into the adventure, they both have a lot more fun! The illustrations are simple line drawings. They are also clear, which is great for young children. However, I just don't understand why Dad and Elpie have no shirts on. Dad is wearing a tie, and Elphie has a cape, but no shirts. The female elephants are wearing shirts, but not the males. This felt wrong to me. My kids also asked why Elphie and his Dad weren't fully dressed. Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is suitable for lower primary school children and preschoolers. *I received this book as a digital copy from the author, who asked me for an honest review of this book. I did not receive any other remuneration, and the review is composed entirely of my own opinions.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Susan Barton

    This book grabbed my attention first, because it’s currently free and second it’s by a mother and daughter duo. Mom (Hagit R) is the writer and daughter (Or) is the illustrator. I love that! Now on to the story of Elphie and Dad, who go on an Epic adventure. Elphie and Dad are son and father elephants. Elphie is adorable, and when dad suggests a trip to the market Elphie decides that idea sounds far too boring. When Dad proposes making their trip to the market part of an Epic Adventure, Elphie is This book grabbed my attention first, because it’s currently free and second it’s by a mother and daughter duo. Mom (Hagit R) is the writer and daughter (Or) is the illustrator. I love that! Now on to the story of Elphie and Dad, who go on an Epic adventure. Elphie and Dad are son and father elephants. Elphie is adorable, and when dad suggests a trip to the market Elphie decides that idea sounds far too boring. When Dad proposes making their trip to the market part of an Epic Adventure, Elphie is ready to go. He grabs his sword and cape on his way out the door of course. Elphie has an active imagination, which helps him battle tigers, lizards and dragons, and rescue princesses. But sometimes he’s so busy imagining that he puts himself in some precarious situations. Dad certainly has his hands full keeping Elphie safe, instructing him all the while on how to have an epic adventure, but to do it carefully. But that’s what Dads do after all. This is an awesome story of a loving and caring relationship between father and son. The illustrations are colorful, vibrant and charming. It would make an excellent bedtime story or a wonderful book to read to preschoolers during circle time. It can be used to discuss with youngsters how everyday chores can be fun if you use your imagination and stay safe in the process. Wonderful! Review by http://diymomblog.blogspot.com

  24. 5 out of 5

    Book

    ‘Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure‘, written by Hagit R. Oron and nice illustrated by Or Oron is well-made, educating children book that through its colorful pages shows an easy-to-understand story about relationship between father and son. Inside the covers the simple story of turning an ordinary chore into something exciting is presented. On the other hand, father was the one who came up with the idea of epic adventure therefore he was very cautious, while Elphie became bored because she w ‘Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure‘, written by Hagit R. Oron and nice illustrated by Or Oron is well-made, educating children book that through its colorful pages shows an easy-to-understand story about relationship between father and son. Inside the covers the simple story of turning an ordinary chore into something exciting is presented. On the other hand, father was the one who came up with the idea of epic adventure therefore he was very cautious, while Elphie became bored because she was not allowed much space. The lesson authors provided is that kids need to have some space from their parents. What is also particularly noteworthy about this book is its artwork – the nicely made digital illustrations that on whole spreads picture particular scenes from the story. The illustrations are full of bright and warm colors, while the level of detail would allow with each new reading to spot some new previously unnoticed detail. Overall, ‘Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure‘ can be recommended both as touching and educating title for children who are going to enjoy this colorfully made and imaginative book. Therefore I hope this is not the last book I will read from these talented authors. I was given a copy of this book by the author for the purpose of unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    I received a free ecopy of this book from the author for an honest review. Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is a great book for young children. The colors are so bright and really catch your eye. The story is also a good one. Elphie's dad wants to go to the store to get milk so that they can make chocolate milk. Elphie wants chocolate milk but he doesn't like going to the store because it's boring, so he decides to make it into an epic adventure. Every time Elphie tries to do something on th I received a free ecopy of this book from the author for an honest review. Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is a great book for young children. The colors are so bright and really catch your eye. The story is also a good one. Elphie's dad wants to go to the store to get milk so that they can make chocolate milk. Elphie wants chocolate milk but he doesn't like going to the store because it's boring, so he decides to make it into an epic adventure. Every time Elphie tries to do something on the way to the store, his dad tells him it's too dangerous or he might hurt himself. Then, when Dad is distracted by his cell phone, Elphie does almost get hurt! Both Elphie and Dad learn an important lesson. Elphie learns that it's important to listen to Dad. Dad learns that there are more important things than talking on the phone. On the way home from the store, Dad and Elphie DO have an epic adventure together! Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is a cute story that will keep the attention of young children. It not only teaches lessons to both the parent and the child but also inspires creativity.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    A bright picture book that brings the inner life of a child together with a parent’s concern for safety and fun, Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is a very satisfying tale to share with any small child. Particularly pleasing touches include the active presence of a loving father, uncluttered (yet detailed) images that convey imagination, reality and emotion in an amazingly simple manner, and a story that’s told in first person, from the child’s point of view. Italicized dialog is pleasingl A bright picture book that brings the inner life of a child together with a parent’s concern for safety and fun, Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure is a very satisfying tale to share with any small child. Particularly pleasing touches include the active presence of a loving father, uncluttered (yet detailed) images that convey imagination, reality and emotion in an amazingly simple manner, and a story that’s told in first person, from the child’s point of view. Italicized dialog is pleasingly natural, and real-world situations are offered without weighty explanation, leaving room for child and parent to figure things out. The illustrations are the icing on the cake in this book, portraying a vividly real world (modern Israel I’m told), with details that tease the imagination, and hints of what might happen in pages to come. It's all put together in a manner that makes the book a delight to read and reread over and again. Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy and I offer my honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marcie

    Dad wants to make Elphie a special treat but first they must go to the store for the ingredients. Elphie doesn't want to go because the store is boring. And who can blame Elphie. The store is boring. However, Elphie makes this trip into an epic adventure. The only problem is his dad is a bit too cautious for his liking. Everything that Elphie wants to do, his father deems too dangerous. Elphie and Dad Go On An Epic Adventure is a cute story about making a mundane task into an adventure. Elphie i Dad wants to make Elphie a special treat but first they must go to the store for the ingredients. Elphie doesn't want to go because the store is boring. And who can blame Elphie. The store is boring. However, Elphie makes this trip into an epic adventure. The only problem is his dad is a bit too cautious for his liking. Everything that Elphie wants to do, his father deems too dangerous. Elphie and Dad Go On An Epic Adventure is a cute story about making a mundane task into an adventure. Elphie is fearless while his dad is reserved, but together they find a way to make an average day just a little bit better. This story is geared toward ages 4-8, but I think it would be suited more for the 4 year olds. Also, it's currently free on Amazon. I'm not sure how long it will be free, so grab your copy today. Read more at http://www.toreadornottoread.net/2016...

  28. 4 out of 5

    Darlene

    A few days ago I got an email from the author, Hagit R. Oron, asking if I would read and review her children's book. I replied I would love to, especially since the last two books I was reading were a bit overwhelming on the emotional scale of things. I needed something light to break up the heavy. So tonight I read this little gem. It was very well done. I loved the pictures of the daddy elephant and his son, Elphie. I loved how the author suggests that parents make an adventure out of mundane t A few days ago I got an email from the author, Hagit R. Oron, asking if I would read and review her children's book. I replied I would love to, especially since the last two books I was reading were a bit overwhelming on the emotional scale of things. I needed something light to break up the heavy. So tonight I read this little gem. It was very well done. I loved the pictures of the daddy elephant and his son, Elphie. I loved how the author suggests that parents make an adventure out of mundane trips like going to the store. I love the other parental tip about not getting hung up on the cell phone while out on said adventure. I loved how the child was able to set up the adventure he wanted to have. And how they ended with everyone having had a good time all around. Well done! Thank you, Hagit R. Oron, for gifting this book to me and letting me in on the adventure.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amy Lou

    Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Genre: Picture Book Published: February 5th, 2016 I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Elphie and Dad go on an epic adventure to get very special milk from the store. This was a cute, short read. There is a spelling mistake, but for the most part, the writing is very legible and easy to read. The pictures relate to the story, and are well-drawn. I loved the theme of the father-child bonding time, but I was a little confused by Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Genre: Picture Book Published: February 5th, 2016 I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Elphie and Dad go on an epic adventure to get very special milk from the store. This was a cute, short read. There is a spelling mistake, but for the most part, the writing is very legible and easy to read. The pictures relate to the story, and are well-drawn. I loved the theme of the father-child bonding time, but I was a little confused by Elphie’s run-in with a friend at the store. Originally posted on Every Book You Need to Read and More.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Eileen Carter

    Elphie the elephant just wants an epic adventure and going to the store doesn't sound like one to him. But he goes with his Dad, and boy oh boy does he have an adventures, from slaying dragons, fighting tigers, saving flies, etc. You just never know what kind of adventures you will come across on a typical walk to the store. This book will have boys and girls wanting to turn the pages to see what happens next. The illustrations are bright and colorful which keep the attention of the children read Elphie the elephant just wants an epic adventure and going to the store doesn't sound like one to him. But he goes with his Dad, and boy oh boy does he have an adventures, from slaying dragons, fighting tigers, saving flies, etc. You just never know what kind of adventures you will come across on a typical walk to the store. This book will have boys and girls wanting to turn the pages to see what happens next. The illustrations are bright and colorful which keep the attention of the children reading it.

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