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How to Be an Elephant
by Katherine Roy


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The savanna is not an easy place to live, even for African elephants, the largest land animals on earth. If it's a challenge for these 7,000-pound giants, what's it like for their newborn babies?

An infant elephant has precious little time to learn the incredible array of skills that are necessary to keep up, from projecting her voice across a 10-octave range to using the 100,000 muscles in her trunk to stay hydrated.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The savanna is not an easy place to live, even for African elephants, the largest land animals on earth. If it's a challenge for these 7,000-pound giants, what's it like for their newborn babies?

An infant elephant has precious little time to learn the incredible array of skills that are necessary to keep up, from projecting her voice across a 10-octave range to using the 100,000 muscles in her trunk to stay hydrated. But this giant-to-be has the perfect classroom--a family herd made up of her mother, sisters, cousins, and aunts. With their help and protection, she'll learn how to survive, how to thrive, and how to be an elephant.

Award-winning author-illustrator Katherine Roy's How to Be an Elephant delves into the intricate family dynamics at play in a typical African herd. Drawing upon the latest scientific research and Roy's own expedition to Kenya, and brimming with lush watercolor illustrations and detailed diagrams, this book vividly portrays the life and development of an elephant from an uncertain newborn into a majestic adult. As informative as it is beautiful, Roy's unique portrait of an elephant's life will captivate young explorers and animal lovers alike.

David Macaulay Studio

This title has Common Core connections.

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781626721784
  • ISBN-10: 1626721785
  • Publisher: David Macaulay Studio/Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-11
  • Dimensions: 11.31 x 8.81 x 0.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Elephants
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Mammals
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Baby Animals

 
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