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Children's LiteratureThis book from the "Welcome to the World of Animals" series explores the world of elephants. Chapter one, "World of Difference," explains the difference between African and Asian elephants. Chapter two, "Where in the World," describes the climates that elephants inhabit, as well as how they travel in herds. Chapter three, "World Full of Food," explains what, how, and how much elephants eat. Chapter four, "World of Words," describes how elephants communicate by trumpeting and using body language involving their trunks, as well as using sounds too low-pitched to be heard by humans. Chapter five, "New World," explains the life immediately after birth. Chapter six, "Small World," describes the life of elephant calves as they grow older. Chapter seven, "Fun World," describes different games that elephants play. Numerous photographs, a glossary, and various facts sprinkled throughout the book make this a lively and entertaining way for children to learn about elephants. 2004, Gareth Stevens, Ages 7 to 10.
—Amie Rose Rotruck