Through the eyes of one baby elephant calf named Odon, young readers get a peek into what life is like within an African elephant herd. Elephants have a fascinating sense of family, and here we meet Odon's mother, Silver Tusk, who is on an urgent, daylong trek to meet up with her sister and her herd. Along the way, Odon learns something new and very important: how to use his long trunk. And soon the small calf discovers the delight of mud and dust in the African territory in this fun and educational look at elephant life. Odon's interaction with the herd is a lesson in the profound sense of family that comes naturally to these awesome and gentle giants. Watercolors by Anna Votech richly portray the mystical African scenery. A guide to elephant communication and various maps are provided for extended understanding.