The Truth About Elephants

By: Maxwell Eaton III

You may know that elephants are the world’s largest land animals. But did you know that they sometimes make purring noises like enormous cats? And that their closest living relatives are the manatee, hyrax, and dugong?
Suggestions for further research. Full-color illustrations created using pen and ink with digital coloring.

ISBN: 9781626726697

JLG Release: Apr 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Elephants , Animal behavior and characteristics , Humor

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This latest installment of “The Truth About” books opens with the punny boast that it contains “tons of information” about Earth’s largest land animal. And indeed, it covers the basics of elephant types, traits, habitats, and behaviors. The true appeal of the book lies in its accessible style; librarians could use it as a playful counterp This latest installment of “The Truth About” books opens with the punny boast that it contains “tons of information” about Earth’s largest land animal. And indeed, it covers the basics of elephant types, traits, habitats, and behaviors. The true appeal of the book lies in its accessible style; librarians could use it as a playful counterpoint to Katherine Roy’s comprehensive How To Be an Elephant. Eaton’s work is unapologetically geared toward recreational nonfiction readers. Fans of the series will be pleased to find all of its usual motifs, including expressive cartoon illustrations, speech bubbles (“I get snacky at night,” mumbles one elephant through a mouthful of leaves), easily digestible facts, and a wisecracking gallery of animals (this time featuring a manatee, a dugong, and a hyrax who form a jazz trio). Before concluding with a single spread of back matter, Eaton reminds readers that while humans pose the greatest threat to elephants, people can also help by reading, teaching, and speaking out on elephants’ behalf. VERDICT A characteristically charming and browsable addition to the series. Consider for readers looking for a bit of information and humor.–Rebecca Honeycutt, NoveList, Durham, NC

Book Details

ISBN

9781626726697

First Release

April 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

599.67

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.1; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 580L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Elephants, Animal behavior and characteristics, Humor,

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