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Little Elephants - Graeme Base

Hardcover

Published: 26th September 2012
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
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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.

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Little Elephants
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

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3.0

Beautiful pictures

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from Perth

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings

Cons

  • Not the Author's Best
  • Not What I expected

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    Comments about Little Elephants:

    Bought for my son as he loves elephants but there weren't that many elephant pictures in it. Still a good read although not as engaging as some of his other titles.

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    4.0

    A surprising hit!

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    from Geelong Australia

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    • Engaging Characters

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      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!

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      5.0

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      from Brisbane

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          Comments about Little Elephants:

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

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          3.0

          Not what we were expecting

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          from Hamilton

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          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

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          5.0

          The name Graeme Base is enough

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          from Melbourne, au

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Characters

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            Comments about Little Elephants:

            I read this book to my 4 year old granddaughter.

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            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
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 30.1 x 30.0  x 1.5
            Weight (kg): 30.1