Author Timothy Knapman and artisi Patrick Benson, illustrator of the best selling modern classic Owl Babies, have created the perfect read-aloud title that exquisitely captures the combination of fear and excitement that comes with any experience.
Soon is the read-aloud story of Raju the baby elephant and his mummy who set out on a great jungle adventure. Rajo follows his mother, holding tightly onto her tail, as they bravely journey across a wide river, battle the tall grass and delve into the deep, dark forest meeting snapping crocodiles, slithering snakes and ferocious tigers along the way.
But where are Raju and his mummy going? What will they see in the end? Little tired Raju keeps asking: “When can we go home again?” and, each time his mummy replies: "Soon".
With emotional truth and quiet power, Patrick Benson’s stunning art transports readers to the wild, lush Indian jungle, forest and mountainscape. With Timothy’s gorgeous lyrical repitition, children will want to know when they can read it again and parents will say – soon!
Published by Walker Books, it is available now.