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    From School Library Journal --------------------------- PreS-Gr 1—Baby elephant Raju follows his mother on a grand adventure, beginning in the dark of the morning and continuing through areas of great danger. Each turn of the page brings him to a new experience with unseen perils: traversing the river where crocodiles await, an Indian forest where a great snake lives above in trees, and the "tall grass where the tiger prowls." At each stop, mother elephant frightens away danger and continues on, patiently answering her little one's queries about returning home with a single word—"Soon." The bond between the two is evidenced in each step and stop, as Raju's long adventure builds to a mountainous climb and culminates with a panoramic view of his world, before returning home. Finely detailed, water-washed images of the Indian countryside emphasize the nervous excitement of new experiences and love between parent and child. VERDICT A thoughtful presentation of a youngster's ever-expanding world.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX Read more ( javascript:void(0) ) Review ------ Patrick Benson’s soft, expressive illustrations harmonize with Timothy Knapman’s reassuring story of a mother elephant and her son. —The Wall Street Journal Finely detailed, water-washed images of the Indian countryside emphasize the nervous excitement of new experiences and love between parent and child. ... A thoughtful presentation of a youngster’s ever-expanding world. —School Library Journal A mother-child journey readers will want to share again, soon. —Kirkus Reviews Beautiful illustrations in a naturalistic style perfectly complement this story about discovery, patience, and love. —Midwest Book Review Expressing the simultaneous longings for safe, familiar surroundings in one direction and new adventures in the other, this quiet picture book will speak to many young children. —Booklist Read more ( javascript:void(0) ) About the Author ---------------- Timothy Knapman has written a number of children’s books as well as plays, song lyrics, and opera libretti. He lives in Surrey, England. Patrick Benson is the illustrator of the beloved and best-selling Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and has also illustrated books by Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban, among others. He has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Award, and the Kurt Maschler Award. He lives in Scotland. Read more ( javascript:void(0) )

    Soon Hardcover – February 24, 2015


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