Baby Elephant

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No one is more important to the baby elephant than its mother. But there are other members of the extended family who will care for and protect this little one from harm. Under their vigilant watch, the baby elephant will grow and discover the world.

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Overview

No one is more important to the baby elephant than its mother. But there are other members of the extended family who will care for and protect this little one from harm. Under their vigilant watch, the baby elephant will grow and discover the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In the grassy landscape of the Serengeti plains, a baby elephant is born. He doesn't know anything about predators or poachers. He is only concerned with playing with his cousins and exploring his surroundings. In this book, Lang gives a simple account of the day to day life of a baby elephant. She touches on different aspects of elephant life including family structure and survival skills, without making the book seem like a science textbook. She also gives this particular elephant its own personality, as if it were a family friend. The text is accompanied by beautiful photographs showing the baby in his natural habitat. This is a cute little book for children just discovering science. While some of the foreign words may be hard to pronounce and some passages may be hard for early readers, the story will still be interesting and children will be eager to read it. The book also has a rudimentary index to give students practice, but it isn't really necessary. 2002, Fitzhenry and Whiteside,
— Heather Robertson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550417173
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/13/2004
  • Series: Nature Babies
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 36
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Aubrey Lang has been a science writer and wildlife photographer for the past 25 years and a freelance writer for more than fifteen years.

Wayne Lynch began work as a full-time science writer and photographer in 1979. Today he is the author of numerous award-winning books and television documentaries, one of Canada's best-known and most widely published photographers, and a popular guest lecturer. His books include Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Mountain Bears, A is for Arctic, and Penguins of the World. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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