Elephants Never Forget
Christiane Pieper
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
Tara Books
friendship elephants buffalo
picture book, fiction


In a wild storm as lightning tears across the skies and thunder rolls, a little elephant calf gets separated from his herd. Lost and miserable he is adopted by a herd of buffaloes, thus embarking on a journey of friendship, wherein there was caring, sharing, helping and fun.

Finally, one day, he comes across a herd of elephants. What will he do? Stay with the buffaloes or join his herd?

A touching story of friendship between two species of animals, that quietly teaches a valuable lesson. If two such different animals can live together in peace and harmony, why can’t we all?

Beautifully illustrated with a minimalistic palette, great layout and lilting verse, this book will be a surefire success with little kids.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee