The Resource A baby elephant in the wild, by Caitlin O'Connell ; photographs by Caitlin O'Connell & Timothy Rodwell

A baby elephant in the wild, by Caitlin O'Connell ; photographs by Caitlin O'Connell & Timothy Rodwell

Label
A baby elephant in the wild
Title
A baby elephant in the wild
Statement of responsibility
by Caitlin O'Connell ; photographs by Caitlin O'Connell & Timothy Rodwell
Title variation
baby elephant in the wild
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With in-the-field photographs, this photo essay brings young children to the African scrub desert to witness how a baby elephant survives in the wild
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
A scientist highlights elephant family values in this rare glimpse of a newborn's first season. "Family is very important to elephants," notes O'Connell (Elephant Scientist, 2011), taking advantage of a serendipitous birth in a wild herd to observe and describe how adorable little "Liza"—"Even her belly and toenails are pink"—is nurtured and protected by her mother and other family members through her first few months. Reinforcing that message, the color photos almost without exception catch Liza posing beneath, or even leaning against, obviously attentive older elephants as the herd travels across the Namibian plain to a water hole for a drink and a refreshing mud bath. The physical birth itself isn't described or shown, and the author covers the natural hazards that wild elephants face only in general terms (even the one photo showing elephants being tracked by lions has been artfully blurred). Nevertheless, her accounts of elephant growth, social behavior, and environmental and human challenges are both detailed enough to satisfy demanding young naturalists and easy for younger general readers to understand. A fetching portrait, from a researcher who has studied these animals for many years and plainly cares for them deeply. (fact page, afterword) (Informational picture book. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2013)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10301373
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connell, Caitlin
Dewey number
599.67/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
NC940L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
QL737.P98
LC item number
O255 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
Reading level
4.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rodwell, T. C.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African elephant
  • African elephant
  • African elephant
Target audience
primary
Label
A baby elephant in the wild, by Caitlin O'Connell ; photographs by Caitlin O'Connell & Timothy Rodwell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1007975
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780544149441
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780544149441
Label
A baby elephant in the wild, by Caitlin O'Connell ; photographs by Caitlin O'Connell & Timothy Rodwell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1007975
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780544149441
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780544149441

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