Elephants Have Wings by Susanne Gervay
Published by Ford Street Publishing
It’s no secret that Susanne Gervay’s books are filled with emotion and a purpose. Her most recent offering, Elephants Have Wings is a spiritual and mythological journey for young children.
Two inquisitive children ask their father to share their Grandfather’s story or his secret. The father told his children how their grandfather had instructed him and the other children to go outside and search for the secret. Each child discovered something different and soon they began to argue who was right. This is where the journey then comes to life on the wings of a mystical elephant.
Inspired by the ancient story of a blind man and an elephant the story and illustrations weave together to create a beautiful story about love, understanding, and acceptance.
Children understand the importance of peace it is the adults who need reminding. Susanne’s story reminds young and old that although we may come from different religions, we are different in appearance or gender we are all joined with one another.
Illustrator Anna Pignataro, who also teamed with Susanne for Ships in the Field, has woven her distinctive illustrator magic on Elephants Have Wings. Each page is a story within itself blending together eye-catching images and colours to awaken the senses. The blending of pencil and splashes of watercolour and acrylics come together not unlike those of various beliefs.
This unique picture book was awarded the Blake Prize logo, the first children's book to ever be bestowed the honor.
Elephants Have Wings is a delight for all the senses and will capture your heart again and again.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Susanne Gervay
Illustrator: Anna Pignataro
Title: Elephants Have Wings
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing
Published: October 2014