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The Elephant and the Tree

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A creatively constructed tale about the special relationship between an elephant and a tree. It would seem even the undeniable will of man to change his environment, for better or for worse, cannot keep the elephant and the tree apart. Suitable for both adults and children. Some of the profits will go to support elephant welfare projects
paperback, 42 pages
Published 2006
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karen
May 17, 2009 karen rated it liked it
another sad book for children. gather round, kiddies, we are going to read about the elephant and the tree, and then we will read the giving tree, and then some sean tan books. then we are going to go to the old splintery playground on the concrete lot and play with some stones. then we will burn all our toys like in the velveteen rabbit! wheeeeeee - i love to shape young minds.
Tanti
Jul 17, 2008 Tanti rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful book, with simple drawings, and a heart-breaking story about friendship between an elephant and a tree.
Philia
Aug 04, 2011 Philia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delightful and simple story.

But with tremendous depth!

That's how much of our world is,

and it makes me sad!

But remember our strength,

and we can all bring a change!

Nisah Haron
Dec 10, 2012 Nisah Haron rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
Even though this is a children book, I almost cried at the end. The book is about friendship, lost and found, in a very special way. The illustration is very simple and yet, the book proves that it is not a beautifully illustrated book that makes a book memorable. It's the story!
Stevo
Mar 24, 2013 Stevo rated it it was amazing
Extremely powerful message for our future generations. It is up to the parents to educate and pass on the message to their children and hopefully they in turn pass it down to the next. Highly recommended and it is a must read for all and not only those nature and animal lovers!!!

Great work!!!
Zatika
Apr 15, 2014 Zatika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-bcbkk
Such a sad story but I love the simple illustration done on black background.
Amanda
Nov 30, 2009 Amanda rated it it was ok
Shelves: kid-s-books
Minimalist illustrations are nice, but not really an interesting story or fun enough to keep a 3 y/o's attention.
Kelly Sonnack
Apr 13, 2009 Kelly Sonnack rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-clients-books
One of my author's books - a very emotional and powerful picture book!
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this is a great book for adults however a terrible book for children, poor moral lessons and such.
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