By Yana V. Rodgers, Rutgers University Department of Women's and Gender Studies

This splendid book has much to offer, especially with its detailed information about Indian elephants, the exciting storyline about Balarama following in Drona’s very large footsteps, and both the Lewins’ well-known art styles. Balarama: A Royal Elephant will enhance any collection of children’s books rich in substantive content and striking illustrations.