By Lo Cole (Author)


Pub Date 3/5/2024

ISBN 9781915801289

Format Hardcover Picture Book


A charming picture book about a very shy elephant and her fear of standing out.

Doris does NOT like to stand out. But as a red elephant, no matter where she hides, she is easily spotted. Whether hiding behind a flock of birds, within a bed of flowers, or among a school of fish, she can be seen. Can she find a way to build her confidence and embrace her colorful self?

Doris features bright, engaging illustrations that showcase the adorable main character, and readers will enjoy the repetition throughout this elephant book as Doris tries in vain to blend in. With strong social appeal and messages about embracing yourself, self-esteem, individuality, and accepting differences, Doris is perfect for kindergarten and preschool book libraries, or anyone looking for children’s books for ages 3-5. Young readers will delight in spotting Doris across pages filled with eye-catching artwork as she learns the importance of uniqueness and gains the confidence to finally say, "Look at me!"
“Doris repeatedly stomps off the page to find happy camouflage among birds, flowers and fish—moments that will allow children the satisfaction of seeking and finding her in a colorful throng. But when Doris disappears into a red background, she emerges with a new appreciation of what it is to be seen.”  —The Wall Street Journal

“Teaching the universal theme that it’s okay to stand out, this heartwarming book with equally vibrant illustrations showcases an adorable red elephant who just wants to blend in. With easy-to-follow narration, this is an accessible story with widespread appeal.” — B&N Reads

"'Ele-fans'" will remember this funny standout and will return to it again and again."— Kirkus Reviews -

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Lo Cole creates illustrations for an astonishing number of clients including The Times, New Scientist, Vogue, Sony Music, Greenpeace, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and is published by HarperCollins, Penguin, and Walker Books, among others. He is the son of Joanne and Michael Cole, creators of the UK book and TV series Bod, first published more than 50 years ago. Lo lives in Gloucestershire, UK.

Title Details

Pages 32 pages, all in color

Trim 9.87 x 9.87 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can/Mexico

Category Picture Books

Age Range 3 to 6

Carton Quantity 20