A cute little elephant named Tembo introduces young readers to her life in Africa. Part of a herd looked over by her “Bibi” or “grandmother”, Tembo is entranced by all she sees. The trees, other creatures and new sights are dazzling but they also make her wander away from her herd.
Fortunately, not only does Bibi take care of her responsibilities for keeping the herd safe but she also makes sure little Tembo is not forgotten too. Young readers will love the illustrations of Tembo and find the elephant’s life very interesting. They’ll have a pretty good idea of how the herd functions too and how everyone takes care of the babies.
As a celebration of what grandparents often are called upon to do in a family, this picture book would make an idea story for grandparents to share with their grandchildren.
Little Tembo, a baby elephant, is thirsty and her herd cannot find any water. But Bibi, the matriarch, "remembers the way to wet." As Bibi leads them across the parched savannah, Tembo happily follows, every now and then getting distracted by her own memories of games she loves to play. With touching family moments interspersed between Tembo's playful actions, this tribute to grandmothers will make a perfect read-aloud.
Age Range: 3 - 5 years / Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten