The Elephant's Child

The Elephant's Child

by Rudyard Kipling


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Rudyard Kipling's delightful story telling how the elephant got his trunk is given a stunning new interpretation by a top artist. Geoffrey Patterson has abridged the original text for a younger audience without losing any of Kipling's much-loved turns of phrase. Elegant and whimsical illustrations give a fresh, vibrant look to a classic story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523788835
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2016
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 772,417
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling(1865-1936) was a Nobel Prize-winning English writer who today is best known for his wonderful children's stories, which have become enduring classics of children's literature.Geoffrey Patterson began his career in interior design and worked as a set designer with the BBC for 13 years. He was a lecturer in illustration at Suffolk College and has published many books for children. In 1986 he won the Smarties prize for The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg. He lives in Norfolk.

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The Elephant's Child 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10073 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say this book is really charming. The illustrations, the story, the characters make it an excellent read and the audio narration is superb.
Weightlifter More than 1 year ago
While waiting in a doctor's office, my six-year-old had fun with this book. He used the nook's 'read it to me' feature, which allowed him to enjoy the story without having to grapple with the words just yet. The story is fun and entertaining. Animal fables are great, and Rudyard Kipling really gave the reason why elephants have trunks a fun spin. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super good, especially for a free Book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read this book, i felt something. Not an actual object. More if a feeling. I was a little kid again. I was comforted by little things in the story. The elephant reminds me of myself. I am very curious and i always want everything to be yes or no. I get confused when i get maybes. I like knowing the plan. I dont like surprises. Books like this one are great because they are predictable. Movies are kind of predictable. Books are easier to understand. You know what the character feels, you know how you would react. This book is one if the besdt in a long time. If yoou liked this book, try Matilda by Roald Dahl. He is amazing. His words just blend perfectly together, leeavingg you eanting more.
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Halley Bennett More than 1 year ago
My two year old cousin loves it! Really helps when baby-sitting! :p
Lilpalmemo More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old gand-daughter loves this story and after a few times using the "read it to me" feature, she can now recite along with it, word for word! The perfect way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon with her. Thank you Nook Color!
Myrah Chappell More than 1 year ago
My 3yr old has me read it over and over! It's her first pick every night before bed. I have to read it at least twice before she'll let me leave her bedside! And it's the first thing she talks about in the morning. I love the voice of the man who reads it! So full of life and exciment. I'm very happy to have it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old wants me to read this over and over again! Would recomend highly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good free book... the misspelled words are part of the effect of the crocodile biting down on the elephant's nose... IT IS OK... the kids won't spell the words wrong on a test... calm down people!!!! I like this book. READ IT TO YOUR CHILDREN because children like stories about elephants. I like elephants, don't you? Elefun the elephant.....u
MableAF More than 1 year ago
I really like how Kipling's classic has been formatted for the Nook. Wonderful, colorful illustrations keep my son's attention whether I'm reading it to him or having the Nook read it to him!
eschlick More than 1 year ago
The story is cute, a classic fable of how the elephant got his trunk. But the illustrations are beautiful and utilize the full capability of the ColorNook. If you own a ColorNook and you have children, you must get this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 14 and this book is amazing!!!! Haha i love it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My cousin and I love to use this book because you can record yourself. I show this book to my 2 month old brother and he actually looks at the pictures. It is really cute. I got it free with my Nook Tablet and it hasnt frozen or anything. Its really cute.
Gracie7 More than 1 year ago
everytime my granddaughter sees I have my nook color she asks to read the animal book! se sit together and once I get it to the right spot she does the rest! I had the Nook 3G and I loved it. when nool color came out I knew the colorful pages would appeal to her. We read the other too but nookcolor is more fun!
Vicki_loves_Vamps More than 1 year ago
I"m 14. I LOVE THIS BOOK!! great time passer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is my daughter's favorite. She loves the, "Read to Me," function of this story. Great story line, funny, with bright pretty graphics. Someone said the words are not spelled right, that is not true. The only words not spelled right are in one short sentence after the alligator grabs the elephants nose. The words are spelled for the effect of the story (how your words would sound if your nose was being pinched).
JoEllen Sheldon More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old loves this book! She "reads" it over & over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful childrens book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a good fictional story for kids. I also think that it is a great bedtime story for kids and that the pictures are funny. The narrator reads this story funny. If I had to grade this book I would give it an A+. Truely remarkable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book because it was free and you can record then when your child wants to read it he or she has the voice of some one else they know telling the story
kimberly schultea More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book it is soooo funny and cute. I 99.5% sure they made a movie but I'm not sure. I like how in the end his whole family appriciates him and believes in him. Great funny book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well as a 10 year old it was very easy to read but good for first time readers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great its readible educatinol for smaller children
Kiana Smith More than 1 year ago
I liked the book and i think its very interesting!