The Elephant
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In Jenni Desmond’s third nonfiction children’s book, we join a young boy as he learns about the elephant, one of the largest endangered animals on earth. Light on their feet, despite their great weight, these magnificent creatures appear graceful because they’re always walking on their tip-toes. They have excellent hearing and can detect the rumblings of other elephants from six miles away. And, just like humans are either right-handed or left-handed, elephants can be right-tusked or left-tusked! Recipient of the 2016 New York Times Best Illustrated award for her book “The Polar Bear,” Desmond creates illustrations that are scientifically accurate, strikingly detailed and beautifully rendered in collage, paint and colored pencil.


Additional Information:

  • Writer and illustrator: Jenni Desmond
  • 48 pages, hardcover
  • 10 2/3 x  8 1/3 inches
  • Ages 4–8
  • Published 2018