Nandita Afzana Khan
Illustrated by Shafrin Islam
Price: BDT 250 / USD 6 / EURO 5
Tony the bright, blue-eyed pink elephant is all set for her first day of school. For years, she loved seeing the children from her neighbourhood getting into the big yellow school bus and finally it’s the big day and she can get on it too. Tony’s excitement is dampened all too soon on her very first day, where she is bullied and jeered by her classmates. An emotional story with a happy ending, “The Elephant in the Room” is a story which helps children understand that everyone is unique and beautiful in their own way. It aims to promote unity and unconditional acceptance, respect and love for each of God’s creations and also encourages children to embrace the fact that beauty lies in diversity and uniqueness.