One hot day, Ella, the elephant, wants to escape the heat. Ella and her mother go over to the lake to cool down from the hot weather. The little elephant finds the water refreshing; however, she gets hot again after chasing her brother. To cool herself off this time, she uses a tree branch with leaves to fan herself. Unfortunately, a stork takes the branch away from Ella. The mother elephant comes up with a plan for Ella to get the branch back from the stork. Color photographs of the elephants are combined with simple drawings to illustrate the story. There are some gaps in the plot. In the story, Ella's brother makes an abrupt, mid-story appearance. In addition, there is no clear reason as to what motivated the stork to take away Ella's branch. At the back of the book, adults will find some ideas to support children with comprehension of the story. This book is part of the "Wild Tales" series of stories that combine animal photographs with drawings. Younger children may enjoy hearing the stories read aloud to them.