Elephants Can Paint Too!
One is in the city.
The other is in the jungle.
Some of my students have hands.
Others have trunks.
Elephants live in Asia. They eat three hundred pounds of food a day. They spray water out of their trunks. Even so, they are a lot like you. They like to eat cookies and hang out with their friends. They even like to paint pictures.
In this true sto...more
I would use this book in the classroom as more of an informational book on animals and what they can do. I think children would benefit seeing work similar to theirs in books as well as find it fun to see pictures painted by elephants.
After reading this text, I would b ...more
I did not know that elephants cry tears like humans do, and I ALSO didn't know that they like Oreo cookies! I was amazed to learn that they select paint colors, and can even learn to paint trees and flowers. The author's note at the back of the book directed me to her nonprofit's website, which shows some of the more amazing art pieces and has more information about this ef ...more
Premise/plot: Elephants Can Paint Too is a WONDERFUL nonfiction picture book. There is a simple, straightforward text that would be more than suitable for sharing with the youngest of readers. Yet, there's additional text that is just PACKED with fascinating details. I hav ...more
Many interesting facts about elephants' habits, habitats, and families are included on the pages of this book that supports the Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project, an organization dedicated to saving the elephant.
The photos in this book gives the read ...more
The narrative is short and the illustrations consist of big, colorful photographs that depict the artists and their artwork.
We really enjoyed reading this book together, especially the author's note at the end that explains her motivation for teaching elephants to paint as well as her promise to donate p ...more
It works for an art or creative theme.
I included it in a collection of books outside at an "artfest" during ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. Of all the books I had out, this one was looked at most by adults and kids.
Written and photographs by Katya Arnold.
Published as an Anne Schwartz by Athenuem Books for Young Readers.
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