Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees is one of my all time favourite children’s books. So we were so excited to read the new Elephant Me from this award-winning author and illustrator team.
The Elephant Games have begun, and each little elephant must now impress Elephant Mighty to be given his Elephant name. The young elephants show off their talent and skills to their king, all except one who hides away. Little elephant Num-Num tries his best, but he doesn’t impress and is soon labelled Elephant Nothing-At-All.
Num-Num moves away where, being gentle and kind, he makes lots of friends. But before long his friends encourage him to return home and face the king. Elephant Me is a charming picture book story that encourages little ones to embrace being themselves. “But the hardest thing sometimes is just to be you, and to know being you is enough.”
Children will fall in love with Num-Num and learn some valuable lessons about the importance of celebrating who you are. The rhyming story will hold the attention of even young readers, while the wonderfully bright coloured illustrations will capture their imaginations.
Elephant Me is available from bookstores and online retailers with a beautiful foil cover for a recommended retail price of R194. It’s recommended for children aged three to six years. Check out a book trailer for the new title below:
Thanks to Pan Macmillan for sharing this wonderful new book with us.