Thirsty, Thirsty, Elephants

Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Fabricio VandenBroeck is based on the true story of an elephant herd in Tanzania. During a terrible drought the grandmother of the herd is able to lead them to a water source she remembers from long ago. An arduous trek through the dry country shows how the elephants care for each other in hard times, especially the babies. The joy of reaching water they can drink and play in is perfectly captured in the illustrations. (Non-Fiction)