Raja had always wanted to have a pet like the happy kids in his school books did. But most yard animals in India worked. They weren't for play. Nevertheless, when Raja stumbled upon a scared, baby camel, he took her home and made her his own pet. But it wasn't long before there were smashed pots! Broken fences! And a big mess everywhere! Kamal was a wild camel with wild ways! Raja's father was not pleased. "We don't have time for camels. We're too busy herding goats," he warned.
Raja loved his new pet but his father is fed up with the mess and determined to sell her at the next fair. Will Raja find a way to keep Kamal or will they lose each other forever? This tale of unconditional love and hope is sure to enchant any child!
The best book for teaching the power of empathy and perseverance. Raja's Pet Camel by Anita Nahta Amin carries the key message of perseverance, tradition and love supported by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. It'll sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books that focus on overcoming obstacles and focusing on hope in the name of love. Like the work of Gaia Cornwall (Jabari Jumps) and Adir Levy (What Should Danny Do?).This book comes with a free Reader's Guide for children. The guide is available for free download from the publisher website. Lesson plans, activities and discussion questions to allow parents, teachers and caregivers to explore the topic further and deepen comprehension.
"The exotic setting of Rajasthan, which is located in the Thar desert in northwest India, exposes readers to a different culture. The pictures accurately depict life in Rajasthan. This read-together book shows readers that people from different cultures have strikingly familiar emotional and familial similarities." —City Book Review
"A thoroughly charming and wonderfully fun picture book for children ages 5-8, Raja's Pet Camel: The Magic of Hope by author/storyteller Anita Nahla Amin and artist/illustrator Parwnder Singh will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections for young readers." —Children’s Bookwatch