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Half of an Elephant

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  4 reviews
One night, all of a sudden, the world split in two. Faced with this unexpected event - and with half of his considerable body missing - an elephant begins a journey to find his missing half. Along the way, he discovers the many different ways there are of rebuilding and reinventing oneself.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers (first published 2006)
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Sondra Santos
Oct 30, 2007 Sondra Santos rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ANYONE
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I learned a lot from this picture book. First of all, I learned how creative one can be without drawing abilities. For all I know, Gusti could be a master but he's managed to make art accessible to everyone by putting together bits and pieces of whatever he could find to create a wonderful world of animals and creatures that are the central characters in this tale from Mexico.

The elephant takes center stage as his missing half is twice the size of most animals' entire beings. Gusti's inspiration
Natalie Pietro
What a wonderfully crazy story. The world breaks in half leaving all the animals in the jungle missing their back halfs. An elephant goes on a quest to find his missing half. On the way he befriends other animals on the same quest. Not to sure about the moral of this story but it was cute, fun, and entertaining. I did however love Gusti artwork. Who know that a bit of scrap metal, nuts and blots, craft paper, and any other building materials could make such beautiful artwork. It gave a steampunk ...more
Sandra Stiles
An elephant wakes up one morning and finds himself missing his back half, Many animals are missing their back half. They try hooking themselves together only to find it doesn’t work. In the end he finds his other half and they hook back up. But not the way they used to be.
Very cute. A bit silly.
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