Upon the arrival of her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides she needs a doll she can care for the way her mother cares for the new baby. After looking around, Elizabeti finds the perfect object to care for, and names it Eva. When Mama changes the new baby's diaper, Elizabeti changes Eva. When Mama sings to the baby, Elizabeti sings to Eva. And one day when Eva turns up lost, Elizabeti realizes just how much she loves her Eva. This acclaimed tale of a young girl in Tanzania teaches gentle lessons about the bond between mother and child.