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.

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Blog Posts About the Elephant Book!

Kenya, Ho! Getting Ready for My Elephant Research Trip

You guys, I’m going to Kenya tomorrow!! Why is there still so much packing to do?! As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m traveling to Africa to research my next picture book about elephants. I’m so excited! It’s been a great couple of months preparing for this trip. I
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Giant Happy Book Deal News!

Not only is my debut book, NEIGHBORHOOD SHARKS, coming out this fall from Roaring Brook Press/David Macaulay Studio, but just last week Publisher’s Weekly announced that Roaring Brook will also be publishing both of my next two non-fiction books. The first will be on African elephants
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