Elephants Can Paint Too!

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Aug 30, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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I teach in two schools.

One is in the city.

The other is in the jungle.

Some of my students have hands.

Others have trunks.

Elephants live in Asia. They eat three hundred pounds of food a day. They spray water out of their trunks. Even so, they are a lot like you. They like to eat cookies and hang out with their friends. They even like to paint pictures.

In this true story you'll learn about an amazing class of elephants that are taught to become artists by an amazing teacher.

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User Review  - catherineparry - LibraryThing

This nonfiction book shows the artwork of elephants and compares it with how kids do art. It would be a great read aloud before an art project or zoo trip. Media: photographs and photos of paintings. Read full review

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User Review  - nmathur - LibraryThing

Author Katya Arnold established a painting school for elephants to raise money to support them. The books is an effort on her part to show us the humane side of these gentle giants. It starts with on ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Katya Arnold was born in Moscow and became an artist at age twelve. She has written and illustrated many books for children, including Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale and Me Too!: Two Small Stories About Small Animals. She has also written two nonfiction books, Let's Find It!: My First Nature Guide and Katya's Book of Mushrooms, drawing on her passion for the natural world.

When she is not writing and illustrating, Ms. Arnold teaches art to children at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn and to elephants in Thailand through the Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project, an organization founded by her husband, the artist Alex Melamid. She lives in New York City with her family.

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