A Lemon-Yellow Elephant called Trunk

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A Lemon-Yellow Elephant called Trunk

by Barbara Softly; ill. Tony Veale (Chatto, Boyd & Oliver, 1971)

Softly_Lemon-Yellow Elephant

What seems at first a tale of whimsy turns instead into a rather clumsily executed parable of individual worth and acceptance. Thankfully Tony Veale draws a creditable elephant (and round-snouted giraffes). The floating artwork and limited use of colours leave an impression.

 

 

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