A Baby Elephant in the Wild

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This book is really interesting. It is about Liza, a baby elephant, who lives in Namibia. She’s a desert elephant. Baby elephants have pink ears, bellies, and toenails. They walk twenty miles to find water! Adult elephants eat acacia trees. The baby snorts water up through her nose and squirts it in her mouth. Elephants give themselves mud baths to keep themselves from parasites and sunburns. In a mud place, if there isn’t a space for another animal to get in, the animals fight. An elephant says “hello” by putting its trunk in another elephant’s mouth. Lions try to eat the babies. (The only interesting picture in this book is the one with the lions.) The elephant poop in the pictures look a lot like the hippo poop I saw in Kenya on safari. Elephants flap their ears. Cool! Yeah, that keeps them cool. I don’t want to talk about how the elephants are in danger; it makes me sad. (Maybe people shouldn’t put up elephant crossing signs. Then poachers will know they are there.) Read this book to find out more interesting information about baby elephants.

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Author Caitlin O'Connell, Caitlin O'Connell, Illustrator, Timothy Rodwell, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 3/18/2014
ISBN 9780544149441
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Issue May 2014
Category Children's


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