What is an Elephant?

Bobbie Kalman, John Crossingham (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789956

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As the world's largest land animals, elephants inspire awe in all of us - an awe that has led to myths of might and memory. Despite its immense strength, however, the elephant is a timid creature that uses its power only to defend itself against predators. Kids will learn many facts about these gentle pachyderms, including the social structure of elephants, in which the female is the leader, the animal's many dexterous uses for its trunk, the history of the elephant's even larger ancestors, including woolly mammoths, and the dangers that poaching, loss of habitat, and the ivory trade pose to the elephants future.

Reading Level
Lexile
675L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
5.6
DRA
38
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Science & Technology Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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