Reading this book was a good opportunity to talk about why we should cover our mouth when we sneeze. We also found out that elephants do sneeze sometimes and we watched a video of a baby elephant that looks like it is sneezing! You can watch it here:
By the same authors as Face to face with Lions, this week we looked at Face to Face with Elephants. This non-fiction book by Dereck and Beverly Joubert gives an exciting account of their experiences with elephants during their 25 years in Botswana.
We also watched a video about training African elephants in South Africa. We learned that elephants have a sense of smell 28,000 times better than humans and about 14 times better than a dog! Elephants’ memory improves with age, unlike humans. We have a lot more understanding and respect for these beautiful creatures.
The Elementary library has National Geographic Face to Face books by various authors on the following additional topics: Wolves, Dolphins, Whales, Cheetahs, Sharks, Polar Bears, Caterpillars, Grizzlies and Frogs.
See you in the library!
Sue Toms, Elementary Teacher Librarian