Wednesday 14 September 2011

'If I Could Be Anyone, I'd Be . . . '

I'm a little late (story of my life) but I'm trotting along to Talli Roland's party to celebrate with her the launch of Watching Willow Watts. Party-goers were invited to choose a character we would like to be and after much thought, I decided  . . .
Watching Willow Watts - Out Now!

 . . . If I Could Be Anyone, I'd Be Elmer the Elephant, who is kind and helpful and nice to know. He is different to the other elephants because he is patchwork.

Through the books the author, David McKee, gently shows his young audience the uniqueness of individuals and ways to overcome difficulties. It is acceptable to be funny but not to be unkind. It’s fun to share. 

Elmer teaches – and learns - little lessons that are so important.


  1. I don't know the book, but it certainly sounds as if you've chosen a wonderful character to be. Teaching and learning important little lessons sounds like a perfect way of life.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. That was a sweet and innocent selection. Elmer sounds like a positive influence on the world around him.

    Tossing It Out

  3. Hi Janice .. that is one great choice .. I love Elmer the elephant .. now his song will be in my head for the rest of the eventing!

    Love those children's stories so much fun to read, while as you say teaching us all something ..

    Cheers - Hilary

  4. Sounds like a delightful book, as much for adults (hehe) as for kids. :)

  5. You chose a lovely character. Have fun!

  6. Oh, what a lovely choice! Thanks so much for taking part. I really appreciate it! And I'm sorry I'm just popping by now. I flaked out early last night!

  7. That is a great choice, Elmer is a very nice elephant. If I remembering right there is a new Elmer book coming out.


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