Open your ears and your heart to this charming story about facing your feelings and emotions through calm reflection and understanding.
Some days Artie's feelings feel like baby elephants, small and manageable. But other times they grow big and stampede out of control. Artie learns to navigate his big elephant-sized feelings by taking time to listen to each one and calmly whispering comforting words of advice until his elephant emotions become calm once again.
The Elephant Whisperer is the newest addition to the Peace Dragon Tales collection written by Linda Ragsdale. Each book in the series is an extension of the Peace Dragon mission which aims to teach children the power of words, the importance of acceptance, and the enormous benefit of seeing and accepting the world with an open heart. The series is perfect for campaigns that aim to reduce racism, bullying, and prejudice, and turn children toward unity, kindness, and acceptance.
Cat LeMaster is an illustrator from Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Vanderbilt with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is passionate about the world of children’s illustration and its ability to imbue magic on the mundane and everyday. When she is not illustrating, LeMaster works as a printmaker for Ascend Amphitheater, creating posters for artists such as Train, Rex Orange County, and The Goo Goo Dolls. Inspired by Nashville’s own Hatch Show Print, she hopes to preserve the practice of traditional relief printing. She spends her free time working in art consultation, framing, and installation for Chelsea Arts.
Linda Ragsdale wants everyone to be a dragon—a Peace Dragon, that is! As an award-winning author, illustrator, international speaker, and peace teacher, Linda developed her Peace Dragon Tales to help us harness our fiery and emotional energies and redirect them into peaceful and productive outcomes. Linda invites you to be a Peace Dragon ambassador and join the over 37,000 students from around the world by using a heart-centered View, Voice, and Choice to color our world with compassion. Find her personal story of choosing peace, along with some fun Peace Dragon extras at www.ThePeaceDragon.com.