Lately I've been reading Nicholas lots of books with elephants. He has the "Waddle" book (by Rufus Butler Seder) that asks, "Can you stomp like an elephant?" We read the "Wacky, Wild Peekaboo" book (by Tim Bugbird) where the elephant stomps in anger because even though he has ears "like wings that flip and flap," he could "never, ever fly." So is it any surprise that he's been stomping around a lot lately? The stomping elephants, plus the shoes that make a satisfying "squeak!" when he stomps, plus the hardwood floors, all ensure that plenty of footwork will be going on at my house.