for A Baby Elephant in the Wild
by Caitlin O'Connell
and Timothy Rodwell
Researcher Caitlin O’Connell provides information about elephants in the wild through her chronicle of the early days of young elephant Liza, born in Namibia. O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell’s arresting color photographs of Liza are paired with an engaging, accessible narrative offering up plenty of facts about elephants like baby Liza and the extended family that cares for her, as well as the dangers they face in the twenty-first century, as land and resources grow more scarce. A two-page “Did you know?” section at volume’s end provides a few additional facts about elephants. (Ages 7–10)
CCBC Choices 2015. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015. Used with permission.
Last summer, the Sibert Honor–winning duo Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell witnessed the birth—and growth—of a baby elephant. In this intimate account for preschool through elementary readers, find answers to questions such as: What do newborn elephants look like? How big are they? What threatens them in the wild? Do they bully each other? Are they stalked by lions? What happens if they don't get enough food or water? Are they at risk of extinction?
With irresistible photographs and a text that places the reader in the wonder of the savannah, this is a book to treasure for all animal lovers.
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