THE ELEPHANT'S WRESTLING MATCH by Judy Sierra

THE ELEPHANT'S WRESTLING MATCH

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Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The elephant thunders out his boast--``No one can bring me down!''--and the monkey's talking drum sends the challenge echoing across the plains. The leopard, the crocodile, even the rhinoceros are easily vanquished, but not the little bat: she bites the elephant's ear until he drops to the ground to rub it. Sierra's retelling of this folktale collected in Cameroon is suitably vigorous; in Pinkney's swirling scratchboard illustrations, the animals (except, of course, the bat) are huge, gnarled, and solid. Colorful and dramatic. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-525-67366-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1992




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