This book is “Groompas’ Kindergarten.” In Japanese, it is “Gurunpa no Youchien.”
When my son was much younger, I borrowed the English version to read to him. However, I have never really cared for this book.
It’s about an elephant who wallows in the mud until the other elephants taunt him with “Hey, you lazy loafer! Get a job!” So he tries to get a job at a cookie factory…but his cookies are TOO BIG! He tries to get a job at a shoe store…but he makes shoes that are TOO BIG. (Do you notice a pattern here?)
Finally he meets a lady with a bunch of kid…and he discovers his true calling. Babysitter!
I don’t know why I didn’t like this book. I guess I don’t like books where elephants tease other elephants.
You can find this book here in Japanese.
You can find this book here in English.