Tell Me Why Elephants Have Trunks and Other Questions About Animals by Barbara Taylor


Tell Me Why Elephants Have Trunks and Other Questions About Animals by Barbara Taylor

Bizarre, confusing or just plain strange things happen in the world around us all the time. Each title in the Tell Me Why...series delves into some of the great mysteries of everyday life, and uses the world of science and scientific research to make sense of them. Bright, dynamic artwork supports the text, making the series visually appealing as well as factually fascinating. Have you ever wondered why fireflies glow in the dark? Or why spiders don't stick to their own webs? And why do octopuses make ink? Tell Me Why...Elephants Have Trunks and Other Questions About Animals provides the answers to these tricky questions about animals, and many more besides, using lighthearted text and eye-catching artwork to get to the bottom of these scientific problems.

About the Author

BARBARA TAYLOR has written more than 120 children's books and encyclopedias. She was previously Science Editor at London's Natural History Museum. She has won the American Association of Physics Science Award and the National Literacy Association Wow Award. KATRIN WIEHLE is a children's book illustrator and has spent most of her life living in Germany. Her book, Mein kleiner Wald, was given the award of most beautiful book by Stiftung Buchkunst in 2013. Katrin has since moved to Atlanta, USA, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Notable clients Katrin has worked with include Google and QED Publishing.

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32 pages
Interest Age: 7


Barbara Taylor
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Publication date

4th July 2013



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