Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gunther, the Underwater Elephant


Doesn't that name grab your attention? And look at that sweet little elephant floating under the water! Ginger Neilson has written and illustrated an adorable children's book about a small elephant named Gunther who discovers he can float and swim underwater, holding his trunk up like a snorkel to breathe. He has been playing with his bigger cousins, and when they are distracted he floats away. Gunther is pleasantly surprised at how he can swim and breathe, and also at all he sees under the water as he floats along. Children will be delighted along with Gunther as they enjoy the beautifully illustrated, colorful pages of undersea scenes.

When night comes, Gunther falls asleep and wakes up washed up on what seems to be an island, surrounded by water. He is feeling frightened and alone until he meets a surprising new friend, who comes to his aid and leads him on a new adventure.

Gunther, the Underwater Elephant is filled with page after page of lovely underwater areas and creatures that will capture children's imaginations along with the creative story. And although it is a fun story, it also has a couple of important lessons to impart.

Published by 4RV Publishing, Gunther, the Underwater Elephant is also available from Amazon. You can visit Ginger at her blog.



8 comments:

4RV Publishing said...

Great review of a really delightful book.

May I use it in the 4RV Newsletter?

Ginger*:) said...

Thank you Connie, for a really wonderful review. You gave just enough information without revealing the big Surprise *:)

Connie Arnold said...

Please feel free to use the review in the 4RV Newsletter. I also posted it on Amazon.

You're welcome, Ginger, and I'm glad you like it. I certainly enjoyed the book!

Wanda said...

Gunther is quite a catchy name and the cover art is adorable.

Janet Johnson said...

Super cute! And I love the artwork on this. Don't I wish I could stick my nose above water and just float around like that. :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Awww, Gunther is adorable!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you all for your comments. I agree that Gunther is adorable!

Denise said...

Gunther was a 1st birthday present for my great-nephew. Read it first, of course, and thoroughly enjoyed both the story and illustrations.