If an Elephant Went to School

If an Elephant Went to School by Ellen Fischer & illustrated by Laura Wood

Children ages 2 to 6

[Meets Next Generation Standards for Science]

[Release date: July 21, 2015]

[Companion to If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant]


When we received a review copy of this picture book, my son actually tore right into the package (it was labeled with the adorable elephant!).  The illustrations of If an Elephant Went to School are perfect for his age group as readers (he is 4).  They are classic, yet detailed in the actions of each of the animals.

Once my son caught onto what the elephant would learn, he really enjoyed answering “No Way” and figuring out what the animals would learn.  I love how the book gives the reader facts of what animals do.

This book is really great for young readers, but it would also be useful in the classroom as teachers could use it to discuss learning about animals and science, a fun way to cross disciplines.  Also, I think this could be helpful for parents and children who are going to school for the first time (kindergarten, pre-school) to have them become familiar with the idea of learning.  [Check out my post on Going to Kindergarten? here]


Check out Ellen Fischer’s author page on Mighty Media here.



1 comment

  1. Hi Brittany,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is: 



    You can also search for the app on the app store as ‘Augmenter’.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!


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