Run! The Elephant Weighs a Ton
Tom and Sophie join their mum in a dash to Whipsnade Zoo to help an elephant deliver its calf, and another exciting adventure begins. At first the elephant calf, Dirshani, struggles to survive as it doesn't eat well. With expert help and lots of care, the calf grows stronger, and Tom and Sophie have a new animal friend. During the next year the young elephant is encouraged to take its place in the herd. Tom and Sophie dream that one day Dirshani will take part in the elephant demonstration. But there are a few hurdles for them all to cross before that dream is realised in this thrilling animal adventure.
The Nightingale family live on a barge near London Zoo - a very exciting place to live when an elephant is about to give birth and your mother is the zoo's vet! With a vet in the family, animal adventures are never very far away
Adam Frost has been writing children's books and poems for about seven years. In 2009, he wrote a set of poems for London Zoo's new kids' zone - if you visit the zone you can see his poems next to the enclosures. His favourite animal is the brown-throated sloth. These are Adam's first books for Bloomsbury. http://www.adam-frost.com/