Excellent, Primary, Tammy Gagne, Elephants, Intelligence, Conservation, Animals, Nonfiction
Elephants are among the smartest animals. This book talks about how elephants use their intelligence to survive. Their intelligence allows them to live in herds, under direction of the matriarch and other adult females to teach calves how to behave. They communicate with other elephants, use their trunks as tools, help injured elephants survive, and have excellent memories. The book also talks about basic elephant facts like what they eat and what is threatening them in their natural habitats. A list of facts in the back tells more simple information about elephants, and a glossary can help readers who are learning new words.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Smartest Animals: Elephants,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 22.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss12/22