Hardcover, 48 pages
Published by Running Press Kids (2009-04-14)
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Not since The Giving Tree or Owen and Mzee has such a simple and heartwarming tale been crafted to teach young readers about the power of friendship, adventure, and discovery. The Elephant and the Tree is sure to become a classic beloved by generations of readers, inspiring loyalty and love, as well as encouraging children to think for themselves. A modern-day tale of friendship, this story is unique and not to be missed!
The Elephant and the Tree is made with recycled materials.
One Potato Review
Sad but true. And small (you may think this is a CD arriving in your mailbox), and minimally illustrated (Shel Silverstein minus the diversions): the miracle is this book even made it to a display table a couple of years back - conceivably before some horrified store manager realized what it was about. An elephant and a tree grow up, grow huge, and tell each other stories from their privileged viewpoints (respectively mobility and great height), then finally remain linked in their bondage and recollections; yes, that’s about as consoling as it gets, so this book isn’t for everyone, but surely it’s for someone. The author won some kind of award apparently, in Singapore, which made her briefly visible over here, and this book is dedicated to “the voiceless” in the black opening pages. Fitting - and probably indelible for anyone just learning to read.