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I Broke My Trunk! An Elephant & Piggie Book

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

So super-silly, beginning readers won't be able to resist.

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age 5+

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age 5+

Everyone good until the trunk is broken

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Even the most reluctant reader will not be able to resist I BROKE MY TRUNK! If they're not drawn into the hilarity of two hippos, a rhino, and a piano all balanced on Elephant's trunk, there's always the nail-biting suspense. "HOW DID YOU BREAK YOUR TRUNK!?!" Piggie finally shouts in all-caps, arms waving, when Elephant's crazy story seems to be getting nowhere toward a real answer. Kids are strung along with Piggie for 50 pages before the surprising truth comes out and the whole thing ends with a huge laugh at poor Piggie's expense. Just like that, your reluctant reader has blown through a 57-page book, laughing all the way. This is how it's done.

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