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Book Launch with KATHERINE ROY at Books Inc. Mountain View

Katherine Roy author photo and How to Be An Elephant cover image

Award-winning author and illustrator Katherine Roy joins us at Books Inc. in Mountain View for a Book Launch celebrating her imaginative new non-fiction book for kids, How to Be an Elephant. (Ages 7+)

Africa is not an easy place to live, even for the enormous elephants that call it home. Foraging for food and water and fighting off predators are only a few of the many skills that these giants must acquire as part of the long learning process that begins immediately after birth. Thankfully, they have a large familial network in place to teach them how to wash and drink and whiffle and roar--everything they need to know about how to be an elephant.

How to Be an Elephant delves into the intricate family dynamics at play in a typical African herd. Emphasizing the latest available research with lush watercolor illustrations and detailed diagrams, Roy vividly portrays the life and development of an elephant from an uncertain 220-pound newborn into a majestic, 7,000-pound matriarch. As informative as it is beautiful, this unique portrait of an elephant's life will captivate young explorers and their parents alike.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
317 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
How to Be an Elephant Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626721784
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: David Macaulay Studio/Roaring Brook Press - September 19th, 2017