LITTLE ELEPHANT'S TRUNK by Hazel Lincoln

LITTLE ELEPHANT'S TRUNK

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A delightful tale about animal adaptations, being comfortable in the skin you're in and learning how your body works. When Little Elephant takes his first steps, he trips on something long and gray. Seeing himself for the first time in the river, he's puzzled by the strange thing dangling from the middle of his face. Throughout his first day he's met by many challenges—how to get a drink, stay cool, eat leaves, swim across the river and keep from getting separated from the herd. He watches other African savanna animals easily accomplish these tasks in their own ways, but it is by watching the bigger elephants that Little Elephant learns that he can use his trunk for all of these things. Lincoln's illustrations are rich in both color and realism, accurately portraying each animal in a myriad of different poses. An especially great resource for diverse classrooms that include special-needs children. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0807545910
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Whitman