This marvelous book about elephants covers a wide range of topics and filled with fun illustrations.
This marvelous book about elephants covers a wide range of topics. Chapter 1 tells the heart rending story of a family of elephants from the baby elephant protected by its mother to the grandmother elephant who is coming to the end of her life. Packed with facts and illustrations (did you know that elephants get through six sets of teeth in their lifetime, and that each tooth is the size of a brick?!) this is a wonderful introduction to the animal world for young readers.
For real elephant enthusiasts this book also suggests websites and places to visit to find out even more!
Paul May was born in London and now lives in Norfolk with his partner, Elli, and their two children. He has been a teacher for the last 12 years, and currently teaches children with learning difficulties in a large Lowestoft primary school. His first novel for children has just been published ("Troublemakers", Corgi Yearling) and there are two more in the pipeline, "Cat Patrol" and "Defenders".
"The minute I opened [Wild Reads
], my kids, aged 8 and 5, devoured them They are filled with colorful, very detailed drawings to interest the non-readers, and have large print for young readers. The books don't talk down to the kids, however. There are plenty of big words to learn, but each book comes with a handy glossary in the back These books help make nonfiction more accessible to children and show that nonfiction can be just as fun and interesting as fiction." --Wired Magazine,
"Children will go 'wild' with interest in this Oxford series of very readable and exciting books about wildlife. Wonderfully illustrated with cheerfully engaging colorful drawings of the topic animals, the narratives will pique the interest of the reader These are wonderfully crafted books that will intrigue children from three to eight along with their accompanying adults." --San Francisco Book Review
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