Oy, Elephants!

by Deborah Stevenson; illustrated by Morgan Spicer

There’s big fun to be had at Delray Retirement Village!

Joel is a bit uncertain when he travels to visit his grandparents in Delray Beach, Florida. He is excited to see them, but afraid he might be bored at their quiet retirement village. Imagine his surprise when he meets his grandparents’ new neighbors—a pair of retired circus elephants who just moved in. They require lots of sunscreen, they’re too big for the furniture, and they turn the community pool into a water park!

It looks like Joel might end up having an adventure, after all!

About the Author

Deborah Stevenson’s lifelong love of animals and writing have frequently intersected over the years, resulting in numerous articles written for animal-related publications, websites, a regular column for JustFrenchies magazine, and children’s books. When her son was young, reading together was a treasured time they shared. This spurred her desire to write books that other parents could enjoy with their children. Currently a product marketing manager, Deb also worked as a technical writer for over a decade. She lives in New Jersey with her son and their three dogs, and enjoys training for and competing in the sport of dog agility.

About the Illustrator

Morgan Spicer is a children’s book illustrator, character designer, ethical vegan, and the founder of Bark Point Studio. Through her small business, she has created over 1,300 pet portraits, with a percentage of many of her commissions going to local and international animal rescue groups. A self-proclaimed “dog and cat lady,” Morgan hopes to one day open an animal sanctuary and rescue of her own, where she will continue to educate youth about the importance of compassion and the magic of animal companionship. She has illustrated ten books. To see more of her work, please visit her at www.MorganSpicerIllustration.com.

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Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9995158-1-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9995158-2-2
Size: 8.5″ x 8.5″
36 pages


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Author Deborah Stevenson’s website
Illustrator Morgan Spicer’s website