Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: Elephants and Wolves

Despite how hard I work to find books when they are released, sometimes, I don’t discover them until months or a year later. The Elephant has been on my list of books to read, since I first heard about it last year. Lobos was a 2018 release that I just discovered. In case, like me, you missed these last year, I hope you enjoy learning about them now.


The Elephant by Jenni Desmond (Enchanted Lion Books, November 2016) -


In a similar fashion to The Blue Whale and The Polar Bear, Desmond tells readers about The Elephant. Initially, I expected the book to be more of a compare and contrast text between the African Savanna Elephant and the Asian Elephant, but Desmond focuses ore on what they share in common than how they are different.


After reading multiple picture books about elephants, I am still surprised when I see one that seems to add something to my knowledge of elephants. Desmond’s illustrations pair beautifully with the text.


Lobos: A Wolf Family Returns by Brenda Peterson, Photographs by Annie Marie Musselman (Little Bigfoot, August 2018)


Peterson shares the story of a mated Gray Wolf pair and how they and their pups travel from Wolf Haven International to eventually be released into the wild in Mexico.


The simple straightforward text provides young readers with the basics of re-introducing wolves into a new area to help with re-population. For older readers, this would be a jumping off point to learning more about wolf conservation and species survival plan.

Look for both of these books at your local indie bookstore or at your community library.


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