HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT
Growing Up in the African Wild
Written and illustrated by Katherine Roy
Where Neighborhood Sharks follows a day of hunting in the life of one white shark, How to Be an Elephant explores just what it takes for a 200-pound baby African elephant to grow into a multi-ton member of one of the most socially complex family groups on earth. Safe and surrounded by leathery gray pillars and the sounds of excited trumpeting, a newborn elephant’s first learning task is to stand up and walk on her own…
Katherine Roy researched How to Be an Elephant on location in Kenya with researchers who study these incredible animals.
Roaring Brook / David Macaulay Studio, September 2017. Age Level: 7 and up.