The Elephant

The Elephant

Book - 2018
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In this, Jenni Desmond's third nonfiction children's book about one of the large, endangered animals of Earth, we join a young boy as he learns about The Elephant .
From Africa to Asia, the elephant makes its home. Light on their feet, despite their great weight, these magnificent creatures appear light and graceful because they're always walking on their tip-toes. They have excellent hearing and can detect the rumblings of other elephants from six miles away. And, just like humans being right handed or left handed, elephants can be right tusked or left tusked! The recipient of the 2016 New York Times Best Illustrated award for her book The Polar Bear , Desmond creates illustrations that are scientifically accurate, strikingly detailed, and beautifully rendered in collage, paint, and colored pencil.
Publisher: New York :, Enchanted Lion Books,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781592702640
Branch Call Number: J 599.67 DES

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SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Nov 29, 2018

This child-friendly nonfiction picture book effortlessly blurs the line between storybook and informational text. It follows the narrative of a young boy picking up a book about elephants and being swept into their environment as we learn about their lives from birth to death. Elephants are one of my favorite animals, and even I learned something new. For example, elephants are either left- or right-tusked, which is one tusk often appears more worn down than the other (and leads me to wonder if there are any ambidextrous elephants). I adore Jenni Desmond's illustrations and she did not disappoint me with this loving ode to elephants.

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