How Much Does the Gray in an Elephant Weigh? by Erik Van Os

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...where the book’s design and illustrations enchant, the couplets do not...Poor text makes skipping this zoo trip advisable.
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When you visit at the zoo,Do you wonder like I do . . .

Why does a giraffe have spots of  brown,And do zebra’s stripes go up, or down? The wonder and variety of various zoo animals is explored in this book as full of questions as Kipling's Elephant's Child. From an elephant to a peacock, a rhinoceros to a flamingo, an inquisitive child and his grandfather visit and ponder each animal.   
 

About Erik Van Os

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Husband-and-wife team Elle van Lieshout (1963) and Erik van Os (1963) write books, songs, and poetry for young children and beginning readers.Being parents themselves and constantly playing with words and language, Elle and Erik know exactly what tone to use to appeal to younger children.   AliceHoogstad (1957) alreadyillustratedmany internationally published children's andpicture books, some of which wereturned into movies. Many of her works have been exhibitedin museums.How Much Does the Gray in an Elephant Weigh?is her firstpicture bookwithLemniscaat.   MaryChris Bradley enhanced the fun rhyming structure of the book for English language audiences. Her previous translations and adaptations include several books for NorthSouth Books. MaryChris lives in Metuchen, New Jersey with her husband Bruce and a dog named Brewster. This is her first book with Lemniscaat. 
 
Published May 1, 2013 by Lemniscaat USA. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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...where the book’s design and illustrations enchant, the couplets do not...Poor text makes skipping this zoo trip advisable.

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