Written by CHITRA SOUNDAR | Illustrated by POONAM MISTRY
The rain clouds are long gone and the dry season scorches the land. Everything is new for the baby giraffe. As she bounds ahead and lags behind, her mother patiently explains the ways of the grasslands. And until she grows a little taller, older and wiser, her mother reminds her: “You’re strong with me.”
'Reassuring and visually stunning' – Youth Services Book Review
'Unique and unreservedly recommended' – Midwest Book Review
'The text is lyrical and full of details and the rich golds and browns which dominate most spreads are evocative of the African plains. Full of stunning illustrations, it is a wonderfully reassuring story, perfect for sharing' – North Somerset Teachers' Book Award
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A beautifully illustrated story about mother giraffe teaching her daughter about having instincts for survival in the wild. Under her mother’s guidance, the baby giraffe begins to understand she must learn to be kind to certain animals, how to handle forest fires and how to pay attention to noises and quiet in their environment. Such a wonderful story!
Poonam Mistry's illustrations in this book are stunning with so much detail that every time you look at a picture you discover something new. And Chitra Soundar's text emphasizes how family can provide a safe environment for the little ones to grow up in and experience the world.
I absolutely love Chitra Soundar and Poonam Mistry's books—Mistry's illustrations are absolutely stunning, while Soundar's words create a cozy world where danger is never far away, but family is always near. "You're Strong with Me" is no exception, with a baby giraffe learning to navigate the perilous and beautiful world around her with her mother's reassuring guidance.