Book review: Elephant in my kitchen by Smriti Halls and illustrated by Ella Okstad.

Book review elephant in my kitchen on

Welcome to my latest post. Elephant in my Kitchen is an animal-tastic read published by Egmont, written by Smriti Halls and illustrated by Ella Okstad.

It’s amazing to see how our planet is repairing due to the fall in human footprint over the past months. In many ways it gives us all an idea of what our world may be like when particular things aren’t used as much, such as fossil fuels. But what about when we, God willing, get back to normality?

Elephant in my kitchen brilliantly discusses this important topic of protecting the planet, However, the text is in keeping with its audience of young readers. It’s a rhyming read and a rather funny book making it a perfect read aloud.

Elephant in my kitchen book review on

Many animals decide to pay Rafi a visit, an adorable dungaree wearing, south East Asian boy. His house gradually becomes filled with various animals. There’s an elephant munching on cookies in the kitchen, a whale taking a bubble bath, a gorilla playing with Rafi’s toys and more. Why are they all in Rafi’s home? Well that would be because all their habitats are being affected by human activity.

Elephant in my kitchen book review

Rafi is saddened by what he hears and he makes a grand plan. Could he inspire others to follow?

Each spread is bursting with detail and so colourful where the colours used in the book are all made from vegetable based ink.

Elephant in my kitchen book review

The book is an engaging read and it also offers great tips on how readers could help the planet too. If we don’t then young Rafi may have house guests for a rather long time.

The book is available to buy now and what a wonderful resource it would be for a learning settings.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All words and opinions are entirely my own. This post contains affiliate links.

What are your thoughts? Leave a reply.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.