My Elephant Is Blue (Hardcover)

My Elephant Is Blue By Melinda Szymanik, Vasanti Unka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Melinda Szymanik, Vasanti Unka (Illustrator)
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What will help when the blues leave you feeling as though you’re crushed beneath an elephant? Will a smile do the trick? A gentle nudge? Chocolate? A walk? Can anyone—or anything—make the elephant go away?

Warm, empathetic, hopeful, and often funny, My Elephant Is Blue is an inviting exploration of the experience of living under the weight of sadness.

A reading guide with discussion questions based on the book, activities to help children explore its themes, and a list of resources for more information will be available April 2023 at


About the Author

Melinda Szymanik is an author of picture books, short stories, and novels for children and young adults. Her works have received numerous honors. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, where she loves watching movies, eating out with her favorite people, and traveling. Vasanti Unka is an award-winning writer, designer, and illustrator noted for her riotously colorful and inventive artwork. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781947888418
ISBN-10: 1947888412
Publisher: Flyaway Books
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English