Synopses & Reviews
Maya's family refuses to believe that she has an elephant in her backyard. But the elephant is not hers and he needs to return home! Shobha Viswanath's simple, delightful story is illustrated gorgeously in watercolors by Sadhvi Jawa.
Many kids will wonder why they too cant bring an elephant home to play - Kirkus Reviews
A wonderful read in all- My daughter asks for the Elephant book” everyday - Indian Moms Connect
Many kids will wonder why they too canand#8217;t bring an elephant home to play - Kirkus Reviews
A wonderful read in all- My daughter asks for the and#147;Elephant bookand#8221; everyday - Indian Moms Connect
This is a cute story for young readers, who would find humor in Mayaand#8217;s familyand#8217;s confusing almost-encounters with the elephant, and would feel a conspiratorial kinship with Maya as she manages to keep the elephant a secret. - Portland Book Review
What do you do when a baby elephant follows you home?
About the Author
Shobha Viswanath: Publishing Director and co-founder of Karadi Tales Company, Shobha Viswanath is passionate about picture books. With two Masters degrees one in English Literature from the University of Bombay and one in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University she has a wealth of teaching experience.
Sadhvi Jawa: Sadhvi graduated from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology as a textile artist. She illustrates and does textile art. She works with urban poor children, making them self-reliant by teaching them to use textiles as a medium of self expression and a source of livelihood. She is passionate about telling stories through illustrations and textiles. She loves childrens stories especially; as she thinks they are actually meant for adults who keep forgetting the child in themselves in the complexity of growing up.