This is a darling book inspired by the tsunami of 2004. Owen the baby hippo and his mama were best friends. They loved to play together on the banks of the Sabaki River in Africa. That was all before the tsunami came and washed Owen’s world away. After the rain stops, Owen befriends Mzee, a grayish brown tortoise. He plays with him, snuggles with him, and decides he just might turn out to be his best friend and a brand new mama.
This is a true tale of healing, adoption, and rebirth.