By Diana Reynolds Roome, illustrated by Jude Daly
The Imperial Elephant hasn't slept a wink ever since the old Emperor died. Though Sing Lo has never done anything for anybody before, he decides he wants to help. Armed only with a huge bag of buns and his ingenuity, the boy sets out to solve the riddle of the bedtime drink and to obtain the great yellow pillow that can lead to blissful sleep
Published in USA
by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, fsgkidsbooks.com
Picture Books for Children", The Daily Telegraph, July 19,
" ... an excellent message about finding one's own happiness in helping another." Booklist
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"This gentle story by Diana Reynolds Roome has the air of an old folktale, with its long ago setting and the cryptic message Sing Lo receives from a temple priest: "Honey above, ginger below, milk between." But Sing Lo's transformation from demanding and bored to resourceful and caring is just as timely for a contemporary audience. Acclaimed South African artist Jude Daly infuses her lovely illustrations with a sense of both Eastern delicacy and pops of primary color." Parents' Choice Foundation
"Ideal for bedtime and also for stimulating young children's imaginations " School Librarian (U.K.)
"Diana Reynolds Roomes story is simple but profound, and the 4-to-8-year-olds for whom it is intended can learn valuable lessons about kindness and attentiveness from The Elephants Pillow. Jude Dalys warm and accessible illustrations are an inspiration to young readers to try their hands at drawing. This is a wonderful book." The Asian Reporter
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