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The Elephants' Ears
     

The Elephants' Ears

by Catherine Chambers, Caroline Mockford (Illustrator)
 

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The Elephants' Ears is a touching contemporary fable of how the African and Indian elephants find their homelands. This story also shows siblings that there is no reason to be jealous of one another. Like the elephants, children each have their own unique personalities, and each has an equal place in the world.

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The Elephants' Ears is a touching contemporary fable of how the African and Indian elephants find their homelands. This story also shows siblings that there is no reason to be jealous of one another. Like the elephants, children each have their own unique personalities, and each has an equal place in the world.

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Children's Literature - Carol Raker Collins
This is a warm story of how Indian and African elephants came to be. An elephant, mother of two, recognizes that her offspring are very different. Palo with his small neat ears is industrious and gentle while Mala of the large flapping ears is wild and spirited. Mother elephant becomes concerned about their future as they outgrow their childish games. When she turns for advice to a giant black eagle, the bird finds two different places for the elephants to live out their lives. She gives Palo a white egret to guide him to India and Mala a flamingo to escort her to Africa. Palo learns to clear paths with his trunk and to carry children on his back while Mala learns to survive in the wild. Other elephants of like kind join them in their two locations. The acrylics on watercolor paper are childlike with bold black outlines and strongly juxtaposed colors, such as an orange sun on a magenta sky. The cute elephants will invite children into a personal experience of how one's uniqueness can find a place in the adult world. There is a separate factual entry on elephants, which teachers can use in their classes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841480527
Publisher:
Barefoot Books
Publication date:
12/31/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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