Elephant (Library of Awesome Animals)

Bearport Publishing, 2021

With big ears that flap like fans and long trunks that can grab and pull, elephants are awesome! But these supersmart animals are more than just ears and trunks. Learn all about the largest land mammals.

“Playful chapter titles and occasional interjections like “yikes” and wow!” create a lighthearted feel in these animal profiles, but there’s also plenty of useful, well-organized information. The tone achieves a good balance between enthusiastic (“Elephants are eating machines”) and factual (“They eat for an average of 16 hours every day”) (Elephants). VERDICT: Well-rounded overviews with a light touch that might draw more reluctant readers.” –School Library Journal review of Library of Awesome Animals