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Elephants: A Book for Children

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  11 reviews
From Babar to Dumbo, the elephant has long fascinated children as well as their parents. Here, eighty stunning photographs encompass every aspect of the elephant's life and world: elephants big and small, African and Asian, in the wild and domesticated, at play and at rest. Whether taken from the air, from underwater, or from the side of a jeep, these images will capture t ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by Thames Hudson (first published 2007)
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anca dc
Sep 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
De n-as fi fost precum ma stiu,
Un elefant mi-as fi dorit sa fiu.

:) Mai pe larg, sa fiu maaare, gri (asta sunt, intr-un fel), blajina, vesela. Sa am cel mai minunat nas din lume, un auz ascutit si gene foarte luungiii. Sa ma bucur zgomotos si fluturos (pai, daca am urechi mari, pot!) si chiar sa fac pipi de multa bucurie ce-i in mine, iar intristarea-mi sa dureze zile in sir si chiar ani. Sa imi placa sa ma balacesc in noroi si sa inot, sa fiu jucausa si prietenoasa, iar prietenii mei cei mai bun
Sep 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, albums
Steve Bloom is an amazing wildlife photographer. This album is a tresure, not only for the young but also for the "young at heart".
The high-quality pictures are amazing and the commntes are also inspired; describing the elephants becomes real fun.
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, children
An elephant is big and strong,
His tusks are sharp, his trunk is long.
He eats a lot and drinks a lot,
And rolls in mud when he’s too hot.
He likes to trumpet, dance and play,
But weeps when loved ones pass away.
He flicks his tail and flaps his ears,
And rumbles sounds no human hears.
I think that if I wasn’t me,
An elephant’s what I'd like to be.

This book is magnificent. It starts off with a poem and the way its formatted is amazing as well. There are five parts that specifically focus on certain
Aug 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-science
Good for kids 4 and up. Fantastic photography.
Kenneth Clayton
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful photographs paired with excellent text with concise facts and some humor mixed in. Read to my 2nd grade daughter as part of her learning zoology
Melanie Swider Wenz
Love how the book starts off with a nonfiction poem about elephants! The photographs in this book are gorgeous! This book is a great example to use when teaching students text structure because it has various structures throughout. For example, one double page spread compares the African and Asian elephant to one another and has photos to help show the differences between the two. Other double page spreads focus on describing one part of the elephants body such as trunks, tusks, ears, feet, etc. ...more
Nicoletta Barrie
Sep 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Back in 2006, Steve Bloom did a terrific “adult” book on elephants with a similar title to the children’s book. Elephant! took him 12 years to produce. Bloom showed elephants in habitat and intimate looks at their behavior, like elephants swimming and grieving, and mothers and their calves. With elephants, a book for children, Bloom has made another terrific book…this time, for children.

Within the chapters children are exposed to elephant behavior, social structure and their interaction with pe
Aug 08, 2011 rated it liked it
great intro for kids to my favouite animal. I should adopt one!
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So love this text! Beautiful photographs! Brilliant structure and elaboration! Great as a mentor texts for 2nd or 3rd graders!
Mar 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is a great children's book, amazing pictures. ...more
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Wonderful pictures! Great info too!
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