Elphie Goes Trick Or Treating
The plot is simple. It is about Elphie the baby elephant and how he discovers his confidence. For the what how when and why you need to read this awesome book.
What is outstanding is the way the illustrations match the storyline. The choice of colours is so child friendly and uncluttered. The language is very simple and apt for children upto tweens. It is narrated lucidly. It was as if a movie was playing in my head alongside as I was reading.
The protagonist is an elephant but represents every child in this world. The emotions of fear, dejection, lack of confidence and subsequent gain, every mood has been well etched. The story also brings out the importance and impact of sharing, friendships and self-esteem.
To sum up, this story is a must-read irrespective of the fact whether you have kids or you don't. As Elphie goes trick or treating the adult reader definitely gets connected to his or her inner child. This quaint little story is worth reading again and again and again.
P.S - Thank you Hagit for this beautiful story. Looking forward to reading more of your writings.