Submitted by Ms. Carol!
Little Nelly's Big Book by Pippa Goddhart is a story about an elephant named Little Nelly. Little Nelly looked in a book and read about mice and thought she was a mouse. After all, she was gray and she did have big ears and a skinny tail, so she must be a mouse. Little Nelly looked in the book to see where mice sleep, and then she found a hole in the wall and tried to creep in. The mice were very surprised of course, and they thought Little Nelly was an awful big mouse, but they accepted her and were very nice to her. Little Nelly liked the mice, but she just felt like she didn't really fit in. She was always hungry after her little bit of cheese, and she was so much bigger than the other mice. One day Granny Mouse said she knew where there were other mice like Little Nelly at a place called the zoo, so they went there. All the "zoo mice" were very nice, and Little Nelly got big helpings of food. The zoo mice invited Little Nelly to live there at the zoo with them, and so she did. Little Nelly's friend Micky mouse came running, and told Little Nelly that he had been reading a book and discovered that he was not a mouse after all, but an elephant. He said, "I am gray and I have big ears and a skinny tail so I must be an elephant" but he told Little Nelly that they could still be friends. This a funny story about friendship and acceptance. See this book listed in our catalog