Article Title

Special Delivery



Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell, Mail, Packages, Stamps, Bandits, Trains, Airplanes, Elephants, Family

Document Type

Book Review


As everyone should know, you can’t just drop an elephant in the mailbox—you have to go to the post office. Sadie is determined to mail an elephant to her Great-Aunt Josephine who Sadie feels is lonely and “could really use the company”. It takes a lot of stamps to send something so fragile in the mail so Sadie decides to find another way. It takes borrowing an airplane, being guided by an alligator, riding a train, and spending some time with bandits, but Sadie is able to achieve her goal in the end.