Children’s Storybook Inspires Young Readers to Protect Wildlife
Author opens the window to the world of animals living in their natural habitat.
“I named the elephant Tambo because tembo is the African word for elephant. The village I named Ubuntu as that is the African word for goodness and kindness—which is what the children [in the story] show to the elephant.”
As an advocate of wildlife protection, Melanie Kordsmeier shares her awareness of the dangers that animals encounter in the wild.
In Tambo: An Elephant Adventure, newborn Tambo grows up sheltered by her parents and relatives. One day, she follows a beguiling butterfly, gets lost in the forest, and eventually ends up in a poacher’s trap. Two young children find her and call for help. In the end, local villagers rescue and return the young elephant back to her home.
Minding her young audience, Kordsmeier relays a little background about the book’s main character and its setting. She explains, “I named the elephant Tambo because tembo is the African word for elephant. The village I named Ubuntu as that is the African word for goodness and kindness—which is what the children [in the story] show to the elephant.”
VA Cannonball, an Amazon reader, describes that the book has “wonderful illustrations and a storyline that incorporates family, adventure, and friendships—all wrapped into a story that is easy to read.”
Tambo: An Elephant Adventure is a picture storybook with minimal text suitable for children aging four to seven.
Tambo: An Elephant Adventure
Written by Melanie Kordsmeier
Kindle | $3.99
Paperback | $10.95
Book copies are available at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.archwaypublishing.com, and other online retail stores.
About the Author
Melanie Kordsmeier has taught in middle school for twenty years. She resides in Conway, Arkansas.
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