Why Do Elephants Have Big Ears?: Questions-and Surprising Answers-About Animals

Written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

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Publisher Hachette Book Group Imprint Little, Brown BFYR ISBN


Why Do Elephants Have Big Ears?: Questions-and Surprising Answers-About Animals

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Fascinating "Why" questions about animals, and plenty of new ones, take center stage in the latest book by Caldecott Honor–winning duo Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.

Do you know why a camel has a hump?

A Zebra has stripes?

Or why wombats have cube-shaped poop?

Find out the answers in this fun and beautifully illustrated book, and learn oodles of other intriguing facts about the animal world. It's the perfect gift for any kid who loves animals and is always asking "Why?" because who doesn't want to know why a flamingo stands on one leg?

Steve Jenkins and Robin Page have written and illustrated almost 100 nonfiction children’s books that have sold over 5 million copies between them. Masters at making nonfiction entertaining and visually engaging, their books have won numerous awards and are favorites of kids, parents, and teachers alike.

Further information about the featured animals. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations were done in collage and Adobe Photoshop. 
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School Library Journal

Gr 1-4-Another highly engaging, fact-filled, and fascinating look into the world of animals from celebrated collaborators. The visuals, stunning collages that bring the featured animals right off the page, are both captivating and informative. The text focuses on high-interest, student-friendly questions ("Why do wombats have cube-shaped poop?), and the answers are delivered in conversational, memorable language. Teachers in an animal unit could use the questions to activate student thinking prior to reading the short but detailed answers that are further expanded upon in the back matter. VERDICT Readers will find the menagerie of animals covered acutely interesting and the art will draw in animal lovers of all ages. Highly recommended.-John Scottα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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