When Elephants Listen with Their Feet: Discover Extraordinary Animal Senses
Featuring accessible text from Emmanuelle Grundmann, inviting art from Clémence Dupont, and informational sidebars, a glossary, an index of animals, and a standard index, When Elephants Listen with their Feet is a lively nonfiction book that encourages curiosity about―and respect for―the animals with which we share our planet.
What I loved: The book has some general groupings with paragraphs to explain each fact about an animal within the groupings. The paragraphs are also given some color through the art in the background, and animals are illustrated next to their facts. Although picture book size, this is definitely a book for older readers (middle grade) due to the length of the text. The facts contained within are quite broad and diverse, but all really cool and interesting to learn about. This would be a great pick for children who like to know fun facts and/or to spark an interest in learning more about different animals- and human senses! The indexes in the backmatter are also helpful for children who are looking for specific facts.
Final verdict: A seriously awe-inspiring collection of facts about animal senses, WHEN ELEPHANTS LISTEN WITH THEIR FEET is a delightful book to explore and learn. Highly recommend for older elementary school aged / middle grade readers who love cool and unusual animal facts.