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The Elephant's Child: From The Just So Stories (Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight)) Library Binding – January 1, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1596793439 ISBN-10: 1596793430

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Series: Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight)
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Spotlight (MN) (January 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596793430
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596793439
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,853,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 1-6 ``In the High and Far-Off times the Elephant. . .had only a blackish, bulgy nose, as big as a boot.'' Then the Elephant's Child, full of insatiable curiosity, journeyed across Africa to discover what the crocodile has for his dinner. This version of the best-beloved Just So story takes minor liberties with the text (`` `satiable curtiosity'' becomes ``insatiable curiosity''). Soft hues and line-hatch drawings portray whimsical jungle folk; even the crocodile's ``musky, tusky mouth'' is unthreatening. In interesting interpretations, the Precession of the Equinoxes is shown as the planets revolving along the horizon, and the elephant's journey as a trail of melon rinds across Africa. This title may be purchased with an audio cassette. Collections that have Lorinda Bryan Cauley's version of this tale (HBJ, 1983) may bypass this one, since the two interpretations are similar. For collections that do not have a picture-book edition, though, this Elephant's Child is a good choice.Carolyn Noah, Worcester Public Lib., Mass.
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My seven year old granddaughter said it was a very good book. She liked the picture and thought all the spanking made it funny.
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It took awhile, but when I finally got him to read this with me he really enjoyed it. He is 9.
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I saw this book over two years ago. And looked for ONLY this version for two years. No other version comes close to portraying the story with such great illustrations. Tim Raglin does a fantastic job of giving the characters a personality. I need 4 more for my grand kids and one more for ME!
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By solocat52 on December 10, 2012
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I love this story and wanted to have it on my Kindle to read to my grandkids. The drawings are wonderful, but the font is too small and I can't find a way to make it bigger. Too hard to read!
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By Drizzit on December 5, 2012
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My grandson is three and the problem was the amount of word on the page. He lost interest. I always loved the Kipling story and thought the art work was really wonderful. Maybe when he is older he will enjoy the book, but for now I will put it up.
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