17 June 2019
Elmer the patchwork elephant investigates the reason and works out a way to get the elephants and the hippos to work together to resolve the problem. [...] The only words in the story are a single sentence indicating what is happening to the body in the water in the first picture. [...] The poetic text ebbs and flows over the two tone illustrations which are an integral part of the storytelling and reflect the blue of the ocean and the night sky. [...] Sections on Home and Displacement, Family, Health, Work, School and Play provide a framework for the book and in each the relevant statements from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are referenced. [...] Some of the background is conveyed in the text of his story and this is expanded on in notes at the end of the book.