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Children's LiteratureFrom trunk to tail, elephants are amazing creatures. This book provides clear and easy-to-read information about this popular animal. It is accurate and age appropriate. Although there is enough information to help a young reader with a report, a high-interest student might be disappointed by the lack of anything meaty. The usual facts and figures (size, weight, diet) are introduced. Most books for this age make the error of inundating readers with facts; this book almost offers too few and would have been enhanced by offering something new or different about elephants. The layout, type size and easy-to-read captions keep the reader from being overwhelmed and are perfect for the age level. The variety and quality of photographs are excellent. Some suggested Web sites are science oriented, but unfortunately, some offer a non-scientific political agenda inappropriate for this age. Part of the "Amazing Animals" series. 2004, Smart Apple Media, Ages 7 to 9.
— Ruth Buchholz