Elephants

Elephants

by Diane Swanson
     
 

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The world of elephants is in Africa and Asia. That's a whole world away from ours. It's a world of long trunks, which they use for breathing, smelling, feeling, and grabbing. Elephants can even use their trunks to breathe underwater or to hold a stick to scratch those hard-to-reach places.  See more details below

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The world of elephants is in Africa and Asia. That's a whole world away from ours. It's a world of long trunks, which they use for breathing, smelling, feeling, and grabbing. Elephants can even use their trunks to breathe underwater or to hold a stick to scratch those hard-to-reach places.

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Children's Literature
This 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552854518
Publisher:
Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Welcome to the World of Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,187,291
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Meet the Author

Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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