Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Elephants Never Forget by Anushka Ravishankar

Elephants Never Forget is written by Anushka Ravishankar and illustrated by Christiane Pieper. It’s the story of a small elephant that finds himself all alone, lost from his herd, deep in the jungle after a thunderstorm. The elephant looks for help from the monkeys, but they just throw coconuts at him. He starts to feel that all hope is lost, when he comes across the buffalo herd and they make him feel right at home. When his elephant herd comes back, the little elephant is faced with a difficult decision. Does he go with the elephants? Or should he stay with the buffalo?

Done in blues, creams, and black, the illustrations in this book accompany the story very nicely. The subtle rhyming technique is soothing, but the loud bellows of the buffalo and the toots of the elephants add some excitement to the story as well. This a nice selection to read aloud and with the soft, pretty illustrations it would be great for bedtime or naptime reading.

1 comment:

Danielle Douglas said...

My name is Danielle and I'm the Director of Publicity here at Glass Road Public Relations. We represent "The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society" and would be happy to send you a review copy if you're interested in reviewing it. Please email me at danielle@glassroadpr.com with your mailing address if you're interested.