|Elephant Hips are Expensive! (2014 rev. ed.)|
Publisher: WHORL BOOKS
ISBN: : 0692300465 ;ISBN-13: 978-0692300466
Cost: $ 12.50 PRINT
Description: 60 p.
Available from: Amazon.com
|Molly Lemmons, Illus.|
“...Marilyn has taken an Oklahoman story and brought it to life for children in this book. She has told the story of the purchase of Judy the elephant for the Oklahoma City Zoo in 1949 in clear readable text. In the author’s note, she has given the background of how the children of Oklahoma gathered their pennies and dimes to bring a new elephant to the Zoo. .... This is a wonderful addition to materials for children on Oklahoma during this centennial year. Teachers will find it an excellent book to read aloud for older elementary age children and a good starting or concluding to a unit on zoos, wildlife protection, Oklahoma, and other curriculum subjects. Storytellers, once they have gotten the author’s permission, will find it a wonderful Oklahoma story to tell all ages. The older adult audiences will be able to “remember when” and the younger adult audiences will find it a wonderful story of the Oklahoma spirit. I recommend this book to all schoolteachers and people looking for easily read stories about Oklahoma."