Gray Matter: PQ Publishers Ltd. Why It's Good to Be Old!

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In every picture, these mammoth mammals exhibit a truly surprising (and downright inspiring) blend of spryness and dignity. Elephants, like us, after all, can live to a grand old age, but when it comes to fun in the sun, they don't let a little gray get in their way.

Looking to put a twinkle in your wrinkle? A little rage in your age? We've got just the book for you! Photographer Bob Elsdale has found an extremely unlikely source of ...

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In every picture, these mammoth mammals exhibit a truly surprising (and downright inspiring) blend of spryness and dignity. Elephants, like us, after all, can live to a grand old age, but when it comes to fun in the sun, they don't let a little gray get in their way.

Looking to put a twinkle in your wrinkle? A little rage in your age? We've got just the book for you! Photographer Bob Elsdale has found an extremely unlikely source of inspiration for this irresistible book on the joys of aging-some enormous but very agile elephants.

Even if getting older is no day at the beach, that's just where Elsdale's elephants engage in some surprising behavior. The playful pachyderms frolic in the surf, knock around beach balls, lounge in the sun, play tic-tac-toe, and even enjoy catching waves on surfboards.

So what does all this have to do with empowering the elders among us? Lots, as it turns out. The simple but inspired text is full of wry reminders that there are lots of advantages to getting older and endless opportunities to enjoy them. After all, when you've reached a certain age, "No one gets suspicious when you fool around," according to Elsdale's elephants. And, "everywhere is memory lane."

A historic herd of baby boomers begins turning 60 this year. And even if they sometimes feel a little weary, they're still young at heart. After all, it's not the body that counts-it's the gray matter that matters.

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"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?" Satchel Paige's timeless question puts the right emphasis on aging. Bob Elsdale's cutely illustrated Gray Matter adds chuckles to the discussion with a witty batch of wisdom for baby boomers. Cheery thoughts for a day on the beach.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780740762093
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Award-winning photographer Bob Elsdale stretches the imagination with his stunning, original images. Merging his creativity and photographic talent with advanced technology. Bob creates extraordinary images ranging from a duckling's first steps to flying pigs and picnicking elephants.
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