A baby elephant is lost and alone in the forest, when a herd of buffaloes come along and take him into their fold - what is he now, and elephant, or a buffalo? This is a joyful tale that touches lightly on the themes of loss, adoption and integration. The happy illustrations and contemporary design and typography combine a graphic feel with the woodcut style of an earlier era. Released as a beautifully produced paperback for the first time, this book has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into eight languages.
Dubbed ‘India’s Dr. Seuss’, Anushka Ravishankar is one of India’s most celebrated children’s authors, and her witty and jubilant tales are internationally acclaimed and widely translated. Anushka has now written over twenty books and travelled widely performing from her stories. In 2012, she founded the Indian children’s publishing house Duckbill together with Sayoni Basu. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.
Illustrator : Christiane Pieper