Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes
by Anna Kemp, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011
Daisy is eating breakfast one morning, when a giant purple rhino appears in her kitchen—and eats all the pancakes!
Daisy tells her parents, but they are so busy, they don’t hear her. Typical! She attempts several times, but they just don’t believe her. In the meantime, chatting and playing games, Daisy makes friends with the rhino. Then one day she decides they rhino should return to his home and she tries to figure out how to get him home. In the meantime, her parents decide to take Daisy to the zoo so she can see what a real rhino looks like. When they arrive, a sign is posted that the rhino is missing—and eats pancakes! They now believe her. They decide the rhino really needs to return to his home, not the zoo, and squeeze the rhino in the car and take him to the airport. Daisy misses the rhino, but…a new visitor arrives!
A silly ‘what if’ story, paying tribute to the frustrations some kids have when their parents are so busy, they don’t listen to their kids. All in good fun!