Once, elephants came in two colors: black or white. They loved all other creatures—but each set wanted to destroy the other. Peace-loving elephants ran and hid in the deepest jungle while battle commenced. The war-mongers succeeded: for a long time it seemed that there were no elephants in the world at all, not of any color. But then the descendants of the peace-loving ones emerged from the jungle, and by now they were all grey.
|Publisher:||Kane/Miller Book Publishers|
|Edition description:||1st American Paperback Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.22(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 10 Years|
About the Author
David McKee's most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 40 languages.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was obviously written by a hippie! The grey elephants sit around and look at psychodelic butterflies after the black and white elephants kill each other. I thought it was a bit odd to read about the blacks wanting to kill the whites and the whites wanting to kill the blacks.....but my kids didn't read and hear it the same way I did. They loved it! It just goes to show how forced "PC" my generation has become and how little we know about the generations before us and their struggles. This book is just a tiny drop in the bucket of seeing how people of the time it was written; really felt and saw things.