With poetic rhymes this striking picture book about the love and the simple kindness of a stranger is sure to touch a deep chord, particularly with fans of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
When a lamb meets an elephant calf the two are happy to share a small patch of grass and a tiny water puddle available during the Big-Bad Thirst. None notices how different their bodies are, as the two are happy to spend their days together. Soon the sheep wishes that he, too, would arrive first at their meeting place and so he wakes up earlier and earlier each day. But no matter how hard he tries he cannot arrive before the elephant – because the elephant never left their tree, not having a home of his own. The sheep invites friend elephant to join her and her flock so that he will also have a family.
Inspired by the true story of Themba, the orphan elephant and Albert the good-hearted sheep that adopted him and cuddled him, the two remaining long-life best friends, “The Elephant and the Sheep” is a hymn to innocence and unconditional love, a read that is sure to warm up everyone’s heart.
Similar books: “The Lion and the Dog”, “The Cheetah and the Dog”.
Publication date: November 12th 2017
This book and the other two in the series “The Lion and the Dog” and “The Cheetah and the Dog”, is another beautifully written story for children which is accompanied by gorgeous pictures. This book is an easy to read story ideally suited to young children as it’s poetic nature would keep the child’s interest. This book would be great to read at bedtime to children. It speaks of friendship, love, and acceptance in spite of being different from others. I really loved this story as I do with all this author’s books. Well worth the investment.
Recommend for: Children