Elephant's Jungle Tune

Children - Picture Book
30 Pages
Reviewed on 05/12/2023
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Author Biography

Doug Beisley is an Oregon native and currently lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife Danette. He and Danette have three grown children. Doug received his Bachelor’s degree from Warner Pacific University and his Master’s degree from Portland State both in education. Doug has taught in both public and private schools for over 25 years. Doug has always enjoyed writing both poetry and songs. His book, Elephant’s Jungle Tune combines his love of writing poetry and his love of music! As a music teacher he understands the importance of beat while writing poetry. You will find this story both fun and musical.

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Reviewed by Joanne Ang for Readers' Favorite

Elephant’s Jungle Tune by Doug Beisley is about an elephant that accidentally started a jungle tune. Of course, the elephant did not mean to do that, but his big round feet created a 'stomp stomp stomp' sound as he walked along the jungle floor. The more he stomped, the more the jungle came to life with many different sounds from other animals nearby, from crunching leaves, swinging vines, and even tapping coconuts! With so many animals starting a beat, before you know it, a harmony is formed. Follow the elephant as he journeys through the jungle with a catchy tune that will have you singing along with the animals of the jungle.

Elephant’s Jungle Tune by Doug Beisly is a short and fun picture book with catchy rhymes, creating an exciting beat to the text. The illustrations are expressive, which suits the mood of the storyline perfectly. I also liked how the typography of the sounds reflects the sounds in real life, giving it a vibrant feel. It is fantastic that it also teaches children about the different animals in the jungle through its captivating tale, making it an educational read for younger audiences. This story shows that music can come from anywhere, and a combination of various beats can form a wonderful harmony. This is a unique take on a picture book, and I can see children and adults falling in love with its lively and captivating plot.