In this story, three siblings come upon an elephant named Phil and decide to bring him home. "Our parents will love Phil!" they cry out excitedly. Until it dawns on them: "Uh, oh..." No they won't!
So what do they do? Try to hide him, of course! They try to stuff him into their doghousen - but he's too big. They throw a sheet over him with a sign that reads, "Club House: Keep Out!" But their parents still inquire, "Um, is that an elephant?" Can the kids convince their parents to keep Phil, or will they have to bring him back where he belongs?
Writer and illustrator Eric Barclay brings this story to life with eye-catching illustrations that will make you laugh out loud, and dialogue that is both poignant and clever. The love between these kids and Phil is palpable, and will leave the reader itching for more!
Eric Barclay grew up in a small Texas town where there were no bus stops and certainly no elephants. He now lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Michelle; their daughters, Emma and Paige; and their dog, Brody, and cat, Lilly. HIDING PHIL is Eric's fourth picture book as an illustrator and his first as an author. You can visit Eric at www.ericbarclay.com.