Poonam Mistry

The rain clouds are long gone and the dry season scorches the land. Everything is new for the baby giraffe. As she bounds ahead and lags behind, her mother patiently explains the ways of the grasslands. And until she grows a little taller, older, and wiser, her mother reminds her: “You’re strong with me.”

From the illustrator of You’re Safe With Me and the Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year You’re Snug With Me. Her previous book, You’re Safe With Me, was selected as Children’s Book of the Month by the Guardian, and was featured by The Bookseller in their Children’s Previews by editor Fiona Noble.

Poonam was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2019 for her work on You’re Safe With Me.


The highly stylized illustrations are spectacular, full of repeating triangle and diamond shapes that are reminiscent of African textiles from various countries.

A book to excite children about animal life and reassure them of the lasting love from elders.



Picture book

UK Publication

Lantana, October 2019

US Publication

Lantana, October 2019

Rights Sales

World: Lantana Publishing