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How the Elephant Got Its Trunk: A Retelling of the Rudyard Kipling Tale

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How did elephants get their trunks? This imaginative tale offers up a most fantastical answer

“Hippopotamus!” little elephant called.
“Yes, little elephant, what can I do for you?”
“Excuse me, please, but could you tell me what the crocodile eats for dinner?”

Here is a story that takes place a long time ago, before elephants had trunks for noses . . . One day a very special el
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Amanda Howell
Sep 12, 2013 Amanda Howell rated it really liked it
Shelves: libs-642
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A curious little elephant wants to know what crocodile eat for dinner, and in his quest for the answer he ventures upon a few new friends. In the end, he gets a little bit more then he bargained for when the crocodile is answering his question.

The pictures in this book were stunning. It says that the illustrator used printing ink, rollers, and stencils on paper to create the effects throughout the story. A lot of black was used so that the bright colors would pop off of t
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Bree
Sep 30, 2014 Bree rated it did not like it
Shelves: preschool-books
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my kids gave this a zero star rating because once you've read Kipling, absolutely nothing else compares; the illustrations overwhelm the imaginative point of these sorts of stories; this is a dumbed-down version of the real thing
Quincy
Jun 03, 2016 Quincy rated it it was amazing
it is a great book
Tricia
Feb 09, 2008 Tricia rated it liked it
vivian enjoyed it. based on kipling tale, great pictures.
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Jan 22, 2011 Deanna rated it really liked it
Very cute. My kids love it.
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