We’re very excited to tell you about our new book in development – Tibbo’s Trunk!
Brought to us as a printed book by the incredibly talented Louise Mulgrew, Tibbo’s Trunk is an adorable story of orphan baby African elephant Tibbo and his troublesome trunk. Aimed at pre-school aged children, this book is suitable for the very young with both Read to Me and Read to Myself feature for gradual literacy encouragement.
Illustrator and author Louise was inspired to write Tibbo’s Trunk after travelling to Kenya to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where they adopt and care for orphaned elephants. To increase awareness of the charity, 10% of each appbook of Tibbo’s Trunk sold will be donated to the David Sheldrick Trust.The interactive book app is gently interactive, bringing Louise’s rich and vivid illustrations to life with an atmospheric sound track and a soothing voice-over.
Tibbo’s Trunk will be released for Valentine’s Day 2015.
Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
At the heart of the DSWT’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.
To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in our care.
Find out more about the trust here: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org