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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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