Haven Books Children’s Books

Carole Norris Sondrup’s

Elephants Love Cowboys Too!

2019 Mom’s Choice Award, Gold
Carole’s interview by Mom’s Choice Awards

Readers’ Comments

“I had the pleasure of reading this heartwarming book about a rare relationship between two opposites. Elephants Love Cowboys Too takes us through extreme emotions as Amy navigates through her challenging life until a transformation takes place with the help of Cowboy Bob. This true story is a must read for anyone who experiences the discomforts of searching for their place in this world.”
— Suzette McIntyre, Author of Beauty Surrounds Us, The Paths We Take, and Reflection

“Elephants Love Cowboys Too! by Carole N. Sondrup is a great look into the life of a young, orphaned elephant. This short story tells the tale of how and why Amy the elephant left Africa and moved to America. Most of her years were spent in the care of Cowboy Bob, until it came time for her to begin another journey. Amy spent the remainder of her years at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, where she was loved by staff and guests alike. African elephant numbers in the wild are at an all-time low due to poaching. Many orphaned elephants are not fortunate enough to have the luck that Amy and her cousins came across. This story provides a heartfelt tale of a compassionate cowboy who refused to leave a little elephant behind.”
– Scott Barton, Executive Director/CEO – Fresno Zoo