Leave It to Beamer Presents

The Elephant in the Room

Children - Educational
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 04/28/2016
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Author Biography

Clay Boura is a loving husband and father of three residing in The Mitten State.

At an early age, Clay developed a love for the arts. Whether he was creating new cartoon characters or writing wild, imaginative stories, he knew that some day art would become a part of his future. And over the years, his love and passion for the arts has continued to grow.

Originally, Clay's dream was to become a cartoonist and have his very own cartoon strip in the newspaper alongside the famous Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Jim Davis (Garfield) and Bill Amend (Fox Trot) whom he idolized. However, after becoming a father and seeing how much enjoyment his children got when he read them bedtime stories, he decided he wanted to become a children's book author and illustrator. Becoming a published Author quickly became Clay's dream and he focused all of his attention on accomplishing that dream. And through the love and support of his family and with the help of the most amazing publisher, Mascot Books, Clay was able to achieve his dream and he became a published Author for the first time on January 6th, 2015!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lori A. Moore for Readers' Favorite

Leave It to Beamer Presents: The Elephant in the Room by Clay Boura explores the idiom, “There’s an elephant in the room,” in a delightful way using a child’s imagination. The little boy hears his dad talk about an elephant in the room and imagines a history of a town where Pachyderm Punks were making trouble and the Mayor called on Ninja Elephants to solve the problem. In the little boy’s version of explaining what an elephant in the room was, he thinks that the elephant ninjas hid in grocery stores, parks, and in people’s homes, and finally captured the Pachyderm Punks and rid the city of the troublemakers. Then he asks his dad, “Where do the elephants hide in our house?”

Leave It to Beamer Presents: The Elephant in the Room by Clay Boura is just too cute, with excellent and colorful illustration. I found myself laughing out loud looking at Elephant Ninjas stalking Pachyderm Punks. We don’t realize how many times we use expressions that younger ones wouldn’t understand because they take them literally and The Elephant in the Room is a good example. Leave It to Beamer Presents: The Elephant in the Room by Clay Boura even provides an explanation at the end of what an idiom is, what this particular idiom means, and thoughts of where this phrase originally came from and why. Kids will get a kick out of this book and so will their parents.