The Forgetful Elephant is a story about a little elephant called Ellie who is going to visit her grandparents. She is concerned that the last time she saw her Grandpa he could not remember her.

the forgetful elephantHer mummy, Mrs Trunk, gently explains why Grandpa is forgetting things now, in a respectful way that she can understand. After hearing her mummy’s sensitive explanation about memory loss, Ellie writes a poem urging ‘Have a little patience’, and finds ways to help her Grandpa to remember her. At the end of the story she sets off to visit him, a much happier little elephant.

I commissioned talented Italian artist Barbara Dessi to draw the pictures to bring the story to life. The illustrations are particularly effective as Barbara drew them seeing the story through the eyes of her own young daughter.

The Forgetful Elephant now also available in French – Maintenant Aussi en Français

L’Eléphant Distrait, the first French edition of The Forgetful Elephant is now also available. The story has been sensitively translated by Sébastien Fages, with a new French cover by Barbara Dessi. The book can be purchased through PayPal below.

 

 

french forgetful elephant

See Barbara Dessi’s portfolio of beautiful illustrations and more details about her work here.

Guidelines for telling this story to children, individuals and groups are available here

I am available to give interactive Ellie Sessions, telling the story to groups of children, and I also give talks and workshops for adults about raising children’s awareness of dementia. For more details and bookings please see the Ellie Sessions page.

Ellie Sessions are supported by the Ellie Sleepover Pack, an activity to further engage children in the content of the story, and the Ellie Memory Helper Pack.

You can view excerpts from the book by clicking on the icons below:

 

What’s A Memory: click on icon to download pdf:

whatsamemory

 

 

When Grandpa Forgets: click on icon to download pdf:

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Purchase the paperback edition of The Forgetful Elephant here. Select the currency convenient for you (GB£, EUR, US$). Prices include P&P.

The Forgetful Elephant can be ordered together with my Getting To Know You activity booklet at a special rate below.

For every book sold I make a donation to a selected Dementia Charity, to support research and relief for people with dementia.

Order securely through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account.
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UK GB£     £6.00 + £1.00 UK P&P = £7.00





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Europe EUR€     €7.40 + €1.60 European P&P = €9.00




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 L’Eléphant Distrait – en français

Le livre en français €7.40 + €1.60 affranchissement et emballage en Europe = €9.00




 

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USA & Rest of World (including Canada, Australia) US$   $7.80 + $4.90 US & Rest of World P&P = $12.70



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L’Eléphant Distrait – en français – au Canada

Le livre en français CAD C$10.30 + C$6.50 affranchissement et emballage au Canada = C$16.80




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The Forgetful Elephant is also available worldwide in eBook format from Amazon, click on this link to view details and buy:

Amazon UK: GB£

Amazon.com: US$

Or follow one of the links above to your local Amazon store.

If you don’t have a Kindle or similar device you can download a
FREE APP HERE, enabling you to read eBooks on your phone, tablet or computer

This book may be purchased together with the Getting to Know You Activity Booklet at a special rate here:

The Forgetful Elephant book + Getting To Know You Booklet sent together

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UK – GBP  £11.00 including UK P & P




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Europe – EUR  €19.80 including P & P to Europe




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US & ROW – US$  $22.30 including P & P to USA and Rest of World (including Canada and Australia)




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Visit the Media page to see media coverage about The Forgetful Elephant

For bulk orders of The Forgetful Elephant book please contact me for special rates

We are seeking to make The Forgetful Elephant available around the world, in as many languages as possible. Please contact us if you would like to help.

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