Bumoni can eat all the bananas she wants, whenever she wants! Her big backyard, just outside the Kaziranga National Park, is bursting with banana trees that give the family so much – fruit, flowers, leaves and stems, every bit is used. One night, a herd of wild elephants crosses the river and discovers the trees! And they are back, night after night, gorging on the bananas and banana leaves. Bumoni’s family is very upset – how do they keep the elephants away? Then, she has an idea! But what will the elephants eat now?
Tarique Aziz’s spare but dramatic pictures create mood and atmosphere in this affectionately told story, set in Assam, of a family’s sustainable relationship with the environment – and elephants!