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When Elephants Listen With Their Feet

Discover Extraordinary Animal Senses

Emmanuelle Grundmann Clemence Dupont



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Pajama Press
01 June 2021
Explore the wild and wonderful world of animal senses with a dynamic work of children's nonfiction.

Humans experience the world through sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. But what if you had the compound eyes of a fly, the whiskers of a cat, or a whale's ability to sense magnetic north? There's a whole world of surprising senses out there, and fascinating adaptations that have allowed animals to make use of them. We can't interpret the faint vibration of an elephant's faraway stomp, but learning how they keep in touch with family across the wide savannah helps us understand that we are more alike than different.

Featuring accessible text from Emmanuelle Grundmann, inviting art from Clemence Dupont, and informational sidebars, a glossary, an index of animals, and a standard index, When Elephants Listen with their Feet is a lively nonfiction book that encourages curiosity about-and respect for-the animals with which we share our planet.
By:   Emmanuelle Grundmann
Illustrated by:   Clemence Dupont
Imprint:   Pajama Press
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 241mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   485g
ISBN:   9781772781236
ISBN 10:   1772781231
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

When she was little, Emmanuelle Grundmann dreamed about the Amazon, about monkeys, and about flying above the canopy on feathered wings. Since then she has become an author and speaker with a doctorate in ethology (the science of animal behaviour) and conservation. Emmanuelle writes and travels the planet for biodiversity-themed conferences and exhibits, with a particular interest in primates, forests, oceans, amphibians, and kakapos. She also presents children's workshops. Clemence Dupont graduated from the Ecole des beaux-arts d'Epinal in 2015. She is an author and illustrator who lives and works in Strasbourg, France, and specializes in children's nonfiction. Clemence is passionate about space, polar exploration, and the history of the Earth. Her favorite subjects to illustrate are dinosaurs and animals, which she renders using both accuracy and engaging color.

Reviews for When Elephants Listen With Their Feet: Discover Extraordinary Animal Senses

Praise for When Elephants Listen with Their Feet: Discover Extraordinary Animal Senses The text is graceful and often humorous, with an extensive vocabulary and fairly complex sentence structure....Sensational sensory stories. -Kirkus Reviews This book highlights the extraordinary ways some creatures' unique senses are highly developed....Text boxes feature a realistic image and are attractively laid out on the page to provide a clean, uncluttered format....A solid contribution to any elementary study of the senses. -School Library Journal A seriously awe-inspiring collection of facts about animal senses, When Elephants Listen With Their Feet is a delightful book to explore and learn. Highly recommend for older elementary school aged / middle grade readers who love cool and unusual animal facts. -YA (and Kids) Books Central Exceptionally 'kid friendly' in tone, commentary and presentation, When Elephants Listen With Their Feet: Discover Extraordinary Animal Senses is especially recommended for family, elementary school, middle school, and community library Wildlife picture book collections for young readers. -Midwest Book Review

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