Dear Elephant

Letters to Animals

by Florina Falce, with illustrations by Jane Bristowe

Dear Elephant vibrantly interweaves Florina Falce’s letters to animals and Jane Bristowe’s distinctive linocuts to deliver an urgent message to the natural world. You’ll discover so much within the colorful pages of this small-book-with-a-big-heart: from whimsical, free-associating reflections on animals in their natural habitats; to interesting and uncommon details (did you know that elephants cry but don’t have tear ducts?); to a call to reverse climate change and human overconsumption. 

This surprising and engaging book makes the reader a participant in these letters, opening us up to the spirit of love and appreciation that inspired them—why else would there be a spot for us to draw our own ladybugs? In doing so, it infuses our lives with the sort of consciousness that’s needed to reflect, educate ourselves, and love our world at this critical moment. Plus, it’s fun to read and compelling to look at.


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Check out this beautiful reading from the book by Virginia McKenna, OBE