The Girl and the Elephant by Nicole De Cock

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A Classic Tale of Enduring FriendshipThe girl visits the zoo, mostly to see the elephant. Together, they love to play elephant games and they love to play girl games. Then one day, the elephant is gone, back to Africa. How is he doing there? Does he miss her, too? Finally, the girl decides to make the long journey. She searches day and night. But Africa is so big! Lush, expressive watercolor illustrations accompany the spare text, perfectly matched in their sweet simplicity.Illustrations include native African animals.
 

About Nicole De Cock

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Promising illustrator NICOLE DE COCK lives in Haarlem, the Netherlands. This is her picturebook debut.
 
Published August 1, 2004 by Tricycle Press. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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"Sometimes they play an elephant game" shows the girl swirling in leaves blown by the elephant;

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