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 How to find an elephant
 Author: Banks, Kate

 Illustrator: Kulikov, Boris

 Publisher:  Farrar Straus Giroux
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 088527 ISBN: 9780374335083
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Subjects:
 Adventure fiction
 Elephants -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
A boy provides instructions as he searches high and low for an elephant, which the reader can find in the illustrations.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 192408
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 72428

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/17)
   School Library Journal (+) (11/01/17)
   Booklist (10/15/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—An imaginative, elephant-loving young explorer goes on an adventure to find one in the wild. Outlining all the necessary supplies an elephant explorer should have, he ventures out, providing a step-by-step guide to addressing the expected and the unexpected as they occur. This title's approach to the unknowns of exploration is full of humor and pragmatism. Although not the most exciting or adventurous read, it has a good deal of heart and excels at giving young readers interesting facts about elephants such as, "don't expect to hear the elephant's footsteps, because they walk on tiptoe" or "elephants are fine swimmers." Readers also learn that the pachyderms have large appetites, so having plenty of bamboo shoots and tree bark handy is helpful. However, the book's greatest achievement is its illustration, which perfectly meshes with the text. The lush shades of green, blue, and brown in the landscape allow for subtle optical illusions in the wild that young readers will enjoy identifying. VERDICT For extra-curious, nature-loving, budding explorers, this engaging title is a real treat.—Maegen Rose, Collegiate School, New York City - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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