There is an Elephant in my Wardrobe, a children’s book by Yejide Kilanko, will hit the bookshelves November 2018 courtesy Kachifo Limited. It is to be published under its Tuuti imprint.
Illustrated by Kayode Onimole, it tells the story of young Adun, who is bullied by an elephant that lives in her wardrobe.
There is an Elephant in my Wardrobe is a heart-warming tale of courage, true friendship and self-worth.
Kilanko said she wrote the book because it’s crucial to talk to the children about their mental health.
“We’re living in frightening times and children are not exempt from the fear and anxiety many adults experience on a daily basis. I also chose to write this story because I’ve struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. As a child, it would have made a world of difference if I had read about a little girl who was just like me,” she said.
Enajite Efemuaye, managing editor at Farafina, said of the forthcoming release: “Yejide is a beautiful storyteller and it shows in how she takes such a delicate subject matter and weaves it into a tale that will affect the lives of children everywhere”.
Yejide Kilanko is the author of Daughters Who Walk This Path (Farafina 2012). There is an Elephant in my Wardrobe will be available for pre-order in October 2018.