A sweet and quirky story about a child who is stuck carrying around an elephant, wondering if they will ever feel light and free again . . .
Melinda Szymanik (Author) Melinda writes picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults. She has been a finalist for a number of awards, and five of her titles are Storylines Notable Books. Her picture book, The Were-Nana, won the New Zealand Post Children's Choice Award in 2009, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Sakura Medal. Her novel, A Winter's Day in 1939, won Librarian's Choice at the 2014 LIANZA Awards and her picture book Fuzzy Doodle, was a 2017 White Raven Selection. She lives in Auckland with her family, and loves watching movies, eating out with her favourite people, and travelling abroad when the stars are aligned. She strongly believes that you can never have too many books, and you can never be too kind. Vasanti Unka (Illustrator) Vasanti is an award-winning writer, designer and illustrator noted for the originality of her storytelling, her riotously colourful and inventive illustrations and the gorgeous design and production of her picture books. She illustrated Hill & Hole by Kyle Mewburn (Puffin 2010), and wrote and illustrated the The Boring Book (Puffin 2013), Stripes! No, Spots! (Puffin 2015), Who Stole the Rainbow? (Puffin 2018) and I Am the Universe (Puffin 2020). These books won or were shortlisted for major awards in New Zealand and overseas, and have been translated into several languages. Vasanti lives in Auckland, New Zealand, where she juggles creative work and numerous book projects.