How the Elephant Got Its Trunk

How the Elephant Got Its Trunk

by Rudyard Kipling, Garyfallia Leftheri

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
More than 100 years ago Rudyard Kipling wrote a series of "Just So" stories and this is an adaptation of one of them. It begins by stating that long ago, elephants had short noses. A baby elephant was always asking questions and one of these questions was related to what crocodiles ate. He could not get any answers and a bird directed him to the river to find out. The crocodile was more than willing to tell baby elephant what he ate and as he grabbed baby elephant's nose, it stretched longer and longer as the two tugged away from each other. Now the elephant had a long nose. The book closes with two pages of puzzles. In the first reader are asked to put the pictures that represent the story into their proper sequence. The second offers several words and asks readers to associate them with the baby elephant or the crocodile. The answers are provided. The closing page has a message for parents, caregivers, and teachers. There are also suggestions for reading this Guided Reading Level E "Tadpole Tales" book with children are also provided. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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8.30(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.30(d)
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4 - 8 Years

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