Elephants

Overview

How do elephants eat? When does a baby elephant learn how to use its trunk? Amazing Animals offers early readers a compelling look at the animal world. Every book explores the life span, habitat, and family life of an animal in the wild. Colorful and captivating, each volume reveals fascinating facts about the animal's development and behavior, delves into folklore, and touches on conservation efforts. Website links connect readers to relevant, child-friendly Internet content.

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Overview

How do elephants eat? When does a baby elephant learn how to use its trunk? Amazing Animals offers early readers a compelling look at the animal world. Every book explores the life span, habitat, and family life of an animal in the wild. Colorful and captivating, each volume reveals fascinating facts about the animal's development and behavior, delves into folklore, and touches on conservation efforts. Website links connect readers to relevant, child-friendly Internet content.

An introduction to the elephant's physical features, habitat, life cycle, relationships with other animals, threats they face, and related facts.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
From 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
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3–This well-structured if somewhat formulaic series introduces individual endangered animals. The creatures’ habitats, diets, and the threats they face are detailed through a combination of exposition and letterboxes. A “Myth and Legends” segment at the end of each book provides the opportunity to think about how the reality of the animal compares to misconceptions common where they live. For example, Elephants describes how, in Africa, many believe that the animals are lucky, and “When elephants trample crops, some people blame evil spirits instead of the elephants.” Plentiful color photographs and a range map add to the titles, and useful Web sites appear throughout. No further-reading lists are offered, although organizations dedicated to the animals’ welfare are listed as sources of further information. Competent supplements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605961552
  • Publisher: Weigl Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,178,767
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Meet the Elephant 4

A Very Unusual Animal 6

Where Do They Live? 8

What Do They Eat? 10

Family Life 12

Growing Up 14

Friends and Enemies 16

Under Threat 18

Myths and Legends 20

Quiz 22

Find out More 23

Words to Know/Index 24

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