Owning an elephant is terrific, but what happens when he gets lonely and invites a friend over? Every time a busy little girl goes out—to school or to the movies or to the mall—her elephant friends get lonely. He invites more elephant over and they all join her in fun activities, from swimming in the local pool to dancing in her ballet class! As the number of elephants increases, so do their antics. Finally, the resourceful heroine finds her companions a new home where she can visit them…and make a few new friends too. Young readers will be highly amused by the exuberant characters and mounting silliness in Anne Ginkel’s unique counting tale. Illustrator Janie Bynum’s brightly colored illustrations and affectionately drawn, expressive characters capture the story’s good-natured fun.