Grandma elephant's in charge

by Jenkins, Martin.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction PB j 599.6 JE
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Jen
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj QL737.P98 J46 2003
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P JEN
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 599.67 JENKINS
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Non-Fiction JNF 599.67 JENKINS
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 599.67 Jen
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North Versailles Public Library Picture Book P JENK
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 599.67 J41
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Penn Hills Library Picture Books PICTURE 599.67 JEN
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Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 599.67 JEN
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 599.67 J
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An entertaining, educational look at the everyday life of a family of elephants - who never forget who's in charge. Elephants are the biggest animals on land, and they live in big families, too. So who can possibly keep them in line? Grandma! After all, she's been around long enough to know where all the best watering holes are, how to gather the tastiest food, and how to sniff out danger. In lively prose interspersed with fun facts (did you know that an adult elephant eats 1,000 pounds of food a day?), Martin Jenkins spins a striking story about this no-nonsense matriarch and her remarkable brood, while Ivan Bates brings the great beasts to rumbling, tumbling, lumbering life.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 2. With relaxed, informal words and realistic illustrations in watercolor and colored pencil, this boisterous picture book brings children close to exciting facts about African elephants in the wild. Elephants are huge, and so are their families, and the double-page spreads burst with information about how much an elephant eats and weighs, and the role of grandma as leader. The pictures are detailed enough to show the elephants' wrinkled skin; huge, flapping ears; and tough hairs, and the words express the commotion in the herd as well as the leader's role in the herd's survival (when she makes a great hullabaloo, she's probably bluffing; but when she's silent with her trunk tucked under, then she means business ). Exciting for story hour sharing, this is also a good picture book for the classroom, and, though there's no mention of tusks and the ivory trade, Jenkins' final conservation plea can spark discussion. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Conservation biologist Jenkins (Chameleons Are Cool) takes readers on safari into the world of African elephants with this blending of factual text and playful, at times soulful illustrations. Bates's (One Dark Night) watercolor washes feature elephants so expressive they sometimes seem to be smiling. His pencil strokes convey a sense of earth-shaking movement as the biggest land mammals make their way across the spreads, as well as a sense of intelligence behind the eyes. Enlarged, conversational text relays information about "the most important member of an elephant family"-the pachyderm grandmother ("Grandma's been around a long time and she knows lots of important things. She knows where the water holes are when it hasn't rained and the easiest places to cross the big river when it has rained"). Meanwhile, smaller bold typeface relates more straightforward elephant facts about life span, diet, etc. (e.g., "Adults eat about 1U tons of food each day"). This inviting nonfiction primer starring the matriarch of the elephant herd maintains a story-like appeal for young audiences as it delivers intriguing information. Ages 5-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Elephants -- Behavior -- Juvenile literature.
Familial behavior in animals -- Juvenile literature.
Familial behavior in animals.
Publisher Cambridge, MA :Candlewick Press,2003
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Contributors Bates, Ivan.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 29 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0763620742
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