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WANG-WANG, THE ELEPHANT

WANG-WANG, THE ELEPHANT

大象忘忘

Deep in the savanna roams an elephant called Wang-Wang. He’s a newcomer who’s haunted by the shadows of his past, but with the help and comradery of his friends, he manages to heal the trauma from his previous life.

 


 

All the elephants who roam the savanna have incredible memories. The only exception is Wang-Wang, an elephant from a faraway place who is extremely good at forgetting which earns him the name “Forgetful”. After spending a few days with him, the other elephants begin to realize that Wang-Wang is acting a bit strange and he speaks in a way that they don’t understand. He doesn’t even seem to remember how to do simple things like walking, foraging, and playing, plus he has trouble sleeping because he often has nightmares. What happened in Wang-Wang’s past? And what can his friends do to help?

 

Author Wang Yu-Ching was inspired to create this book after reading about the abuse of circus animals, and uses warm, humorous words alongside Nan Jun’s delicate illustration style to present the characters’ inner worlds. By discussing post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma recovery, the book teaches children to accept and tolerate differences, as well as encouraging them to contemplate the relationship between humans and animals. This heartwarming, love-filled picture book is not only dedicated to the animals that have been subjected to pain at the hands of humans, but also to any child who has been forced to experience suffering while growing up.

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Category: Picture Book

Publisher: CommonWealth Education

Date: 5/2022

Pages: 50

Size: 29.5 x 20.9 cm

Age: 5+

Material: Full English translation

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