AustLit logo
person or book cover
Courtesy of Penguin Group Australia
y separately published work icon Too Many Elephants in This House single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Too Many Elephants in This House
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'In Eric's house there were too many elephants – in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom! The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when his mum says they have to go, Eric comes up with a clever solution to a very BIG problem . . . '(Publisher website)

Notes

  • Too Many Elephants in This House was the chosen title for National Simultaneous Storytime, 21 May 2014.
  • This is affiliated with Dr Laurel Cohn's Picture Book Diet because it contains representations of food and/or food practices.

    Food depiction
    • Incidental
    Food types
    • Everyday foods
    • Fresh foods
    Food practices
    • Eating in - snack
    • Food preparation
    Gender n/a
    Signage n/a
    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place
    • Domestic
    • Normalising the fantastical
    Setting
    • Domestic interior
    Food as social cohesion n/a
    Food as cultural identity
    • White Australian characters
    Food as character identity n/a
    Food as language n/a

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Penguin Group Australia
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9780670075461
Alternative title: 우리 집 에 코끼리 가 너무 많아요
Transliterated title: Uri chip e k'okkiri ka nŏmu manayo
Language: Korean
    • Seoul,
      c
      South Korea,
      c
      Korea, East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      같이 보는 책 ,
      2014 .
      image of person or book cover 4992119371059113086.jpeg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9791195212927

Works about this Work

What's in Kids' Good Books Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 February 2015; (p. 27)
'A picture book about a little boy with a very big problem drawn by Adelaide Hills illustrator Andrew Joyner; the adventures of a boy who discovers he can fly, but only when nobody is looking;...to the list of titles most borrowed by children at public libraries last year...'
About a Book 2014 single work column
— Appears in: InCite , April vol. 35 no. 4 2014; (p. 33)

'The article highlights the 2014 National Simultaneous Storytime, a fun event which promotes the value of reading and literacy through the sharing of an Australian children's book, highlighting the book "Too Many Elephants in This House" by Ursula Dubosarsky.' (Publication summary)

Ursula Dubosarsky : Elephants Roam from Page to Stage Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 May 2014;
[Review] Too Many Elephants in This House Sharon Seymour , 2013 single work
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 57 no. 1 2013; (p. 15)

— Review of Too Many Elephants in This House Ursula Dubosarsky , 2012 single work picture book
Old Kids on the Block Take Titles Angie Schiavone , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 32) The Age , 17 August 2013; (p. 29) The Canberra Times , 17 August 2013; (p. 20)
Cover Book : Too Many Elephants in This House Robin Morrow , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , July vol. 27 no. 3 2012; (p. 8)

— Review of Too Many Elephants in This House Ursula Dubosarsky , 2012 single work picture book
Imagine That! Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 August 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of The Terrible Suitcase Emma Allen , 2012 single work picture book ; Too Many Elephants in This House Ursula Dubosarsky , 2012 single work picture book ; The Little Dinosaur Catriona Hoy , 2012 single work picture book
Untitled Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 August 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Too Many Elephants in This House Ursula Dubosarsky , 2012 single work picture book
For Kids and Teens Megan Tran , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 September 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Too Many Elephants in This House Ursula Dubosarsky , 2012 single work picture book
Children's Books Stephen Romei , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 December 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of The 26-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths , 2012 single work children's fiction ; There is a Monster under My Bed Who Farts Tim Miller , 2012 single work picture book ; Come Down, Cat! Sonya Hartnett , 2011 single work picture book ; In the Lion James Foley , 2012 single work picture book ; Sam the Cat : A True Story Sam Bowring , 2012 single work picture book ; Peggy : A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure Anna Walker , 2012 single work picture book ; The Very Hungry Bear Nick Bland , 2012 single work picture book ; One Very Tired Wombat Renée Treml , 2012 single work picture book ; Too Many Elephants in This House Ursula Dubosarsky , 2012 single work picture book ; My Dad Thinks He's Funny Katrina Germein , 2010 single work picture book ; The Gobbledygook Is Eating a Book Arthur Baysting , Justine Clarke , 2012 single work picture book
Five Reach Kids' Book Shortlist Deborah Bogle , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 April 2013; (p. 24)
Reality Check for Young Readers Katharine England , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 April 2013; (p. 27)
Old Kids on the Block Take Titles Angie Schiavone , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 32) The Age , 17 August 2013; (p. 29) The Canberra Times , 17 August 2013; (p. 20)
Ursula Dubosarsky : Elephants Roam from Page to Stage Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 May 2014;
About a Book 2014 single work column
— Appears in: InCite , April vol. 35 no. 4 2014; (p. 33)

'The article highlights the 2014 National Simultaneous Storytime, a fun event which promotes the value of reading and literacy through the sharing of an Australian children's book, highlighting the book "Too Many Elephants in This House" by Ursula Dubosarsky.' (Publication summary)

Last amended 19 Nov 2018 20:46:54
X