Readers will be swept along with Rama and Raja, two Indian elephants as they travel between mountains, behind waterfalls, and across the seas in Kathi Appelt’s simple, clever story. Bold illustrations and a tale told in prepositions add up to a great balloon adventure sure to delight young children.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 9.87(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Kathi Appelt is the author of many books for children and young adults, including When Otis Courted Mama, illustrated by Jill McElmurry; Oh My Baby, Little One, illustrated by Jane Dyer; and the story collection Kissing Tennessee. Her novel The Underneath was a Newbery Honor book and a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Texas. www.kathiappelt.com
Keith Baker has written and illustrated many well-loved picture books and early chapter books, including several about the charming and lovable Mr. and Mrs. Green. Two of his best-known picture books, Hide and Snake and Who Is the Beast?, are about animals. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book covers a surprising amount of content when you consider that it utilizes less than twenty words. Much of the credit for its appeal should be given to Keith Baker for his illustrations. In short, two young elephants embark on a journey from Asia to Africa in a hot air balloon to visit their aunt. Each page introduces a different preposition as the journey takes them beside landmarks, through clouds, between mountains, etc. The bright and playful artwork grabs the attention of its early childhood audience as the one-word-per-page narrative expands their vocabulary. There are also more subtle themes, including family values, geography, and the joy of travel.