1300 187 187
 
Little Elephants - Graeme Base

Hardcover

Published: 26th September 2012
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Ships: 10 to 15 business days
10 to 15 business days
RRP $24.99
$21.25
15%
OFF

The wheat is ripe, but the harvester is broken and a plague of locusts is on the way. It looks as if Jim and his mother may lose the farm. But when Jim show kindness to a stranger, their fortunes are set to change in the most surprising way imaginable!

From the creator of the bestselling favourites Animalia, The Legend of The Golden Snail and The Jewel Fish of Karnak comes this inspiring and magical tale.

About the Author

Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series.

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three: Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award.

In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs, was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Golden Snail.

Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Little Elephants
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Younger readers (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Everyday reader (3)

      Reviewed by 4 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-4

      Back to top

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A surprising hit!

      By Ellisa

      from Geelong Australia

      About Me Bookworm

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Characters

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Little Elephants:

        This book was a present for a 5yo birthday boy! I read it when it arrived and was a bit unsure of its reception, The ending is ambiguous and the story is pure fantasy. I was wrong. He loved it! The idea of little elephants was one that he found enchanting. Every page of the wonderful pictures was examined for clues. He adored the page where the elephants, by now with wings, fight the locusts. but most of all he accepted the open ending easily and spent quite a while trying to work out various satisfactory conclusions for himself!

        This book does what so many don't do any more. It made him think and think hard. He really loved it!

        Actually I, as his grandma, think that the best bit is that it is about elephants, and tiny ones too. There's nothing wrong with that!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Little Elephants

        By Nae

        from Brisbane

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Little Elephants:

            great funny book which has helped encourage the kids to read more

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            Not what we were expecting

            By Reader Mum

            from Hamilton

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Imaginative

            Cons

            • Not the Author's Best

            Best Uses

            • Older Readers

            Comments about Little Elephants:

            This book is probably more suited for older readers because the story line is more advanced. It was not quite what we expected but very imaginative. We prefer some of the other Graeme base stories like Uno's Garden and Animalia

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The name Graeme Base is enough

            By pambula

            from Melbourne, au

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Characters

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Little Elephants:

              I read this book to my 4 year old granddaughter.

              Comment on this review

              Displaying reviews 1-4

              Back to top

              Graeme Base

              Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series.

              Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three: Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award.

              In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs, was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Golden Snail.

              Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will.

              Visit Graeme Base's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9780670076475
              ISBN-10: 0670076473
              Audience: Children
              For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
              For Grades: K - 1
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 40
              Published: 26th September 2012
              Dimensions (cm): 30.1 x 30.0  x 1.5
              Weight (kg): 30.1