How the elephant saved summer by Refiloe Moahloli

Title : How the elephant saved Summer

Author: Refiloe Moahloli

Illustrator: Katlego Kgabale

Publisher: Ethniki Kids Publishers

Did you know that Elephants could knock over the mighty Boabab tree if it eats the bark?

For many years because of this reason the elephants were not invited to any of the festivities around the Boabab tree.

But there has been no celebrations for a long time as the sky has not cried at all, causing drought and hunger for the animals.

One little elephant breaks free and starts talking to the Boabab tree and together they realize that the elephant nose is a trunk and the Baobabs bottom is a trunk, and so begins their friendship.

With quick thinking, the elephants start to suck the water stored in the Boabab trunk and fill the dam to save the animals.

And the sky saw how beautiful it was and cried many happy tears.

From that day on the elephants were invited to all the parties.

I absolutely loved this story. It was sweet and a nice reminder that we shouldn’t judge others on what people say or believe but to get to know them ourselves.

I also loved that Hamish immediately identified the need for communities to work together to solve a problem.

The illustrations are powerfully descriptive and relatable to young children.

A beautiful story that I will read to him often.

This book was not sponsored

Photos: Fun mamma SA

Recommended age: 3-8 years

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