by Aimee Reid
illustrated by Laura J. Bryant
published by Random House
From talented illustrator Laura Bryant and gifted newcomer Aimee Reid comes a charming, heartwarming story about a little elephant's love for his mama.
"Mama, when I grow up, will you grow down?"
What would it be like if, one day, Little Gray were the big elephant and Mama the small one? Little Gray can picture it perfectly. He'd shade her from the sun, teach her to make mud, and find pictures in the clouds with her. In fact, he would do for her exactly what she does for him.
My Two Cents
This is such a sweet little story. I picked it up because of the adorable cover--I'm a sucker for elephants! I enjoyed the read...a perfect bedtime story! It is nice and relaxed. I thought of Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You as I read it. The stories are similar in that they are both focused on parent and child and the sweet conversations had within that relationship. I'm saving this one to read with my babies tonight!