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Learn all about the elephant in this nonfiction picture book that explores every aspect of these giant mammals.
This latest title in the Strange and Wonderful series allows young readers to journey into the lives of elephants in various habitats throughout the world. Kids will learn how elephants use their trunk, how they communicate, what they eat, and about their family groupings. The book also shows how we can ensure that elephants continue to live and thrive. Combining careful research and beautiful illustrations, this book is perfect for those who have an interest in animals and conservation.
About the Author
Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers, including the Secret Life series, among many other award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies. Visit laurencepringle.com.
Meryl Henderson has illustrated numerous children's books including all of the books in the Strange and Wonderful series. Visit merylsart.com.
★ "This nonfiction picture book is packed with facts and information about elephants, including their physical attributes and their importance in global human society... Watercolor and pencil illustrations depict elephants in a variety of settings as they live, work, and play together throughout their lives... This is an important and detailed inclusion for any library collection emphasizing conservation and the study of elephants." —School Library Journal, starred review
"In this rich addition to the Strange and Wonderful series, readers will learn amazing facts about elephants’ bodies, communication, life cycle, diet, and social groups, as well as about different elephant species, environmental challenges they face, and their importance in various human cultures. The text does not shy away from sophisticated and specialized vocabulary...(and) soft, rich illustrations will likely draw readers in and can help them build a closer connection with the elephants shown. An excellent resource for reports, or for curious readers ready to delve into information about these gigantic and extraordinary animals." —Booklist