The Shadow Elephant

Nadine Robert (Author); Valerio Vidali (Illustrator)

Special Price $14.21 was $18.95

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Format: Book
Binding: hb
Pages: 48
Released: October 20, 2020
ISBN-13: 9781592703128

This is a subtle story about an elephant who is feeling sorrowful, and nothing seems to interest him or lift his spirits. Illustrated with a striking contrast between shadow and light, the moody blue elephant appears to live in a different world from his colorful savanna friends.

Empathy is a tricky emotion for children and adults alike to grasp, but The Shadow Elephant manages to walk the line between sadness, understanding, and emotional connection. Here we witness, in a story that unfolds at a natural, gentle pace, that it’s okay to be sad and to show it, and that this sorrow is not necessarily a problem to be fixed, but is a feeling to acknowledge without judgement. This simple act of acceptance and validating another creature's feelings is subtle, yet, it is an essential step to true empathy.

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