A little elephant and his mother share an unforgettable day s journey in this touching and gorgeously illustrated tale set in India.
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."