Empathy and perseverance take center stage in this sweet picture book about a boy’s love for his (unusual) pet.
Raja had always wanted a pet, but most animals in India worked - they weren’t for play. But when he stumbled upon a scared, baby camel, Raja saw an opportunity to have a pet of his own.
It wasn’t long before there were smashed pots, broken fences, and a big mess everywhere! Kamal was a wild camel with wild ways and Raja’s father was not pleased. Fed up with the mess, his father was determined to sell him at the next fair.
Follow Raja and Kamal’s adventures as they try to find a way to stay a team. This tale of unconditional love and hope is sure to enchant any animal-loving child.
With illustrations that detail the bright colors of India and the Thar Desert, 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.
The free downloadable Reader’s Guide includes lesson plans on nouns and verbs, and activities and discussion questions that allow parents, teachers and caregivers to explore the book further and deepen comprehension.