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The Truth About Elephants


Series
The Truth About Your Favorite Animals

written and illustrated by
Maxwell Eaton III

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook/Neal Porter
ISBN
9781626726697
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None
$15.25
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QTY
Out of stock

JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Dewey

599.67

AR

3.1: points 0.5

Lexile

580L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

1

JLG Release

Apr 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Elephants. Animal behavior and characteristics. Humor.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine

School Library Journal

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

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

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

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