All by Myself by Ivan Bates

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Every day Maya's mother picks leaves for breakfast with her long trunk. Then one day Maya decides she wants to pick the leaves-- all by herself!

One little elephant plus one tall tree can only mean one big problen. Luckily, Maya's mother thinks she just might have the answer....

A warm and reassuring look at a plucky little elephant who is determined to start growing up.

 

About Ivan Bates

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IVAN BATES is the well-known illustrator of Just You and Me and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, both by Sam McBratney. He lives with his family in England.
 
Published July 15, 1999 by Oxford University Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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This reassuring tale with sun-dappled watercolors of the African plains will strike a chord of recognition in preschoolers and those who love them. Maya the elephant and her mother eat leaves for brea

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Maya the elephant and her mother eat leaves for breakfast every morning: ""Maya's mother would reach her long trunk high into the branches of a tree and pick the juiciest leaves for them to eat together."" Then one day, Maya insists on getting the leaves herself.

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