Told in gentle rhyming verse, the story of a heard of African elephants as they journey across the parched savannah in search of water.
" E]specially accessible to young children due to its excellent use of rhyming meter and limited text on each page. It's a great candidate for reading aloud, as children will discover the beauty and intelligence of elephant herds while coming to recognize the factors that threaten elephants on a daily basis."--School Library Journal
"plenty of helpful detail in this informative and emotional title well suited for both animal-lovers and report writers."--Booklist
The matriarch tells of all the sounds of the savannah, and how the landscape has changed over the years. Still, she remembers where to find water, just as her mother did before her.
Accompanying non-fiction pages at the end of the book include information on African elephants, their family structure and migration patterns, as well as the challenges of climate change, habitat loss and illegal poaching, and what we as readers can do to help.