"A good introduction to the topic."
Elephants of Africaby Gail Gibbons
Best-selling nonfiction maven Gail Gibbons explores elephants, the world's largest land animal. Elephants are very intelligent and social, with a trunk that serves as nose, foot, hand, and tool. Using her signature combination of clear information and detailed illustrations, Gail Gibbons presents important facts about these mesmerizing animals, describing elephant behavior, habitats, diet, and more.
Gibbons introduces young readers to these gentle giants. Each page is filled with illustrations and a succinct but informative text that details the habitats, physical characteristics, diet, offspring development, and behavior of these dwellers of Africa's savannas and forests. The author includes the dangers that elephants face not only from natural predators but also from poachers and encroaching human settlements. A few miscellaneous facts are appended. The text is well organized and simple to understand, enhanced by the pen-and-ink and watercolor artwork. A welcome addition to any library's wildlife section.-Donna Atmur, Los Angeles Public Library
Meet the Author
Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post", "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." She lives in Vermont. Her website is www.gailgibbons.com
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