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Written by Timothy Knapman
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ISBN-10: 0763674788
ISBN-13: 9780763674786
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author: Timothy Knapman
illustrator: Patrick Benson

The sun is not yet up when a small elephant named Raju embarks with his mother on a special outing. As they meet a slithering snake in the forest, snapping crocodiles in the river, even a tiger in the tall grass, Raju’s mother shoos the scary creatures away and keeps her little one safe. Holding tight to his mother’s tail, Raju follows her up a high mountain—and what they find at the top takes his breath away. Timothy Knapman’s story of trust and tenderness between mother and baby is beautifully matched by Patrick Benson’s expressive and atmospheric illustrations.

A little elephant and his mother share an unforgettable day’s journey in this touching and gorgeously illustrated tale set in India.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
2 yrs - 5 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 5/8" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Kindergarten
Animals; Family; Social Issues; People & Places;
author’s comments:
Timothy Knapman has written a number of children’s books as well as plays, song lyrics, and opera libretti. He lives in Surrey, England.
illustrator’s comments:
Patrick Benson is the illustrator of the beloved and best-selling Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and has also illustrated books by Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban, among others. He has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Award, and the Kurt Maschler Award. He lives in Scotland.
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