Sadie is on her way to deliver an elephant to her Great-Aunt Josephine, who lives completely alone and can really use the company.
She tries everything from mailing the elephant to boarding a plane, a train, and an alligator to get to her aunt's home. Along the way she meets an array of interesting characters, including an odd postal worker and a gang of bandit monkeys, who all help her get where she is going.
This eccentric and hilarious story from Philip C. Stead, the author of the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee and illustrator Matthew Cordell will surprise and entertain from beginning to end.
This title has Common Core connections.
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"Colorful, expressive, detailed, and quirky." --Booklist
." . . a read-aloud winnter sure to deliver laughs to young readers." --School Library Journal
"*Animal lovers and stamp collectors, especially but not exclusively, will be enthralled." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"It isn't easy to sustain and control a story that unfolds with the speed and unpredictability that this one does, but Stead and Cordell--like Sadie herself--deliver the goods." --Publishers Weekly