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Written as a "MODERN FABLE WITH ANIMAL CHARACTERS AND "fable With Animal Characters And animal characters and a at the end Kindness needs no reward for it brings happiness and warmth to the heart On a little adventure Mela meets Thai animals that only take from her and do not help her ntil a kind elephant comes and helps her out for free Mela learns through experience that this is how she should behave toward her younger brother I like all the little Thai touches in the book Mela s pants the wai ing the landscape is very Thai countryside This is a well researched and heartwarming book from a Thai American author Looking for Thai American books Check out Drawn Together Phumiruk Dow Mela and the Elephant illustrated by ZiyueChen PICTURE BOOK Sleeping Bear 2018 17 9781585369980When Mela leaves on an adventure she leaves behind her little brother because he has nothing to offer her While her adventure starts out great she eventually gets lost and needs help The jungle animals take advantage of her though and she has nothing to offer when kindness finally arrives Me. Mela sets out to explore the river outside her village but ickly ends p in trouble when her little boat is swept downstream and into the dense jungle She encounters a crocodile a leopard and some monkey. La learns a valuable lesson "About Being Kind Because Kindness "being kind because kindness its own rewardPhumiruk s story cuts to the heart of kindness in a way that children of all ages will be able to recognize With a little discussion the lesson will hit home I can t mark this as essential though because while the illustrations are sweet they are also flatPre K EL K 3 ADVISABLE Cindy Library Teacherhttpskissthebookblogspotcom2018 Everything doesn t have to have a price and flatPre K EL K 3 ADVISABLE Cindy Library Teacherhttpskissthebookblogspotcom2018 Everything doesn t have to have a price and actions don t reuire payment but can simply be taken out of kindness toward others In this story Mela is excited about exploring the nearby river but she refuses to let her little brother accompany her since he has nothing to give her She enjoys her outing ntil she suffers a mishap and needs help When she asks various animals for assistance each one agrees to aid her for a price but then they trick her causing her to lose the fish she must caught her sweater and even her backpack and leaving her still stranded in the jungle A friendly elephant happens along. S offering each a prize return for helping her find her way home but the animals snatch p their rewards without helping Mela back to her village Just when she's about way home but the animals snatch 1898 up their rewards without helping Mela back to her village Just when she's about givep an elephant shows Mela th. ,
Mela and the ElephantAnd brings her back home asking for nothing in return Having learned an important lesson from the elephant Mela happily allows her brother to go along with her when she heads "off on her next adventure The book s message Kindness needs no reward for it brings "on her next adventure The book s message Kindness needs no reward for it brings and warmth to the heart is an important one for youngsters to learn and apply in their own daily lives The book s illustrations rely on important one for youngsters to learn and apply in their own daily lives The book s illustrations rely on soft palette of primarily greens to complement the text of this story set in Thailand There is an Author s Note telling about Thailand and its customs and discussing the importance of kindness in the Buddhist religion I love the lesson at the end this book was one that I Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, used for one of my window books Mela is a young girl from Thailand who goes out one day to explore the banks of a river and endsp getting lost and can t find her way back to her village she ends p meeting an elephant that helps her get back and teaches her a great lesson about kindness and helping people without asking for anything in return. At kindness is its own reward This new fable Is Told With Authentic told with authentic customs and includes an author's note with Thai traditions and languageRecognized in The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 201.