Elephant Cover

I Sat Beside An Elephant

This is our most popular book!

I Sat Beside An Elephant is a rhyming story about a little boy who makes his lunch for school and goes out to the bus stop where his imagination goes out of control. First he thinks there is an elephant talking to him, then a talking bee. He closes his eyes and tries to study but when he opens them even more animals have appeared. $14.95
Recommended for ages 3 to 6

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Product Description

“I Sat Beside an Elephant” reinforces to children the value of having an imagination.

There’s nothing more boring than sitting on a bench alone waiting for the school bus. Minutes all turn into hours and having a test to study for doesn’t make the waiting any easier.

The story offers a touching look at the simple warmth always hiding in the thoughts of every child everywhere.

Written in a light rhyming prose, any child age three to six is sure to enjoy the story within “I Sat Beside an Elephant.” The hand drawn illustrations in colored pencil add just the right touch.

One never knows who or what will turn up just before the school bell rings.

Product Details

I Sat Beside An Elephant Soup is a 28 page laminated hardcover children’s book. It measures 8.5″ wide by 10.5″ tall with a thickness of .375 (3/8)”. The book is printed on 100# bright white smooth offset paper. The book is sewn, glued and precreased so as to make it more durable than many hardcover editions.

Refund Policy

So far we have sold around 50,000 books. And not a single book has been returned. But If for any reason you are displeased or unhappy with any of our children’s books you may return it for a refund.


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This is such a creative and happy book. Our 4 year old son reads I Sat Beside an Elephant almost every night.

Janet Harrison, West Palm Beach, Florida

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Just when you think you have everything worked out… An Elephant is Driving the Bus! I am so glad we bought this book online.

Suzanne Robbins, Los Angeles CA

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This quickly became my son’s favorite book.

David Sigel, Rapid City. Iowa.

Here at The Children's Bookstore you will find stories for children of all ages. All of these stories are written by myself, Keith Lawrence Roman and published by my son Christopher. Until recently our books were only available direct from either my son our myself at book fairs and art shows. At these shows I sign and personalize hundreds of books every weekend.

Signing bookNow, you can also find and buy our books here at The Children's Bookstore. We keep tight controls over where our books are sold, so don't look for them on Amazon or BarnesandNoble.com.

We have at present 17 different books in print. Some are outrageously funny, others are sweet and sentimental. All of our books share a common theme of uplifting the heart. As lofty as it may sound, here at Morningside, we believe that healthy and happy ideas given to children are the legacy of our lives. Our mission is to change the world for the better... one child's heart at a time.