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The Elephant’s Umbrella brings the message of EMPATHY

Read a wonderful review of The Elephant’s Umbrella by Jill Bennett:    The Elephant’s Umbrella Laleh Jaffari and Ali Khodai (translated by Azita Rassi) Elephant, a kindly pachyderm, is always ready and willing to share his prized possession, a brightly coloured umbrella, with his fellow animals whenever the need should arise. One day though while […]

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The Elephant’s Umbrella presents sharing as a win-win situation

The Elephant’s Umbrella has been listed as a Perfect Picture Book! On her lovely blog To Wander, Ponder, Write, Patricia Nozell picks one picture book to review every Friday. Read on to find out why she thinks it’s so wonderful that The Elephant’s Umbrella ‘presents sharing as a win-win situation’, and to see some resources and suggestions for exploring the […]

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Our next engaging title: The Elephant’s Umberella

The Elephant’s Umbrella by Laleh Jaffari, illustrated by Ali Khodai and translated by Azita Rassi is the new Tiny Owl picture book, coming out in January 2017.   It’s wet and cold and raining again. The elephant opens his umbrella and brings together the small animals under it. His kindness warms them all. Maybe that’s […]

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Books as hugs!

By: Alice Ahearn* Duvet off, duvet on, left side, right side. Sigh! We all know the agonising frustration of being unable to sleep. Often, though, I’ve found I can combat it by reading. It doesn’t have to be for long, but it’s perfect for helping me to settle into bed, and to avoid replaying my […]

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The difference between sharing and being selfish!

Read a wonderful review of The Elephant’s Umbrella by Sue McGonigle for Books for Keeps:   Elephant is very proud of his umbrella but he is always happy to share it when it rains. One day a gust of wind blows the umbrella away from him and into the hands of a leopard who is […]

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