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eBook Elephants Aloft download

by Keith Baker,Kathi Appelt

eBook Elephants Aloft download ISBN: 015225384X
Author: Keith Baker,Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; 1 edition (September 15, 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 32
ePub: 1319 kb
Fb2: 1452 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Action and Adventure

Kathi Appelt is the author of many books for children and young adults, including When Otis .

Kathi Appelt is the author of many books for children and young adults, including When Otis Courted Mama, illustrated by Jill McElmurry; Oh My Baby, Little One, illustrated by Jane Dyer; and the story collection Kissing Tennessee. Her novel The Underneath was a Newbery Honor book and a National Book Award finalist. Written by Kathi Appelt and illustrated by Keith Baker with pictures done in Liquitex acrylics on illustration board, "Elephants Aloft" begins before the title page with Auntie Rwanda in Africa sending a letter to her nephew and niece Rama and Raja in Asia.

by Kathi Appelt & illustrated by Keith Baker. When two little Indian elephants get an invitation from their African auntie, they set out to pay her a visit. Getting & a balloon, they fly & the onion-shaped domes of their homeland, & clouds, & towering cliffs, & a waterfall, and even & a rainbow before climbing & at Aunti Rwanda's thatched.

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Kathi Appelt (born July 6, 1954) is an American author of more than forty books for children and young adults. She won the annual PEN USA award for Children's Literature recognizing The Underneath (2008). Kathi Appelt was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University and lives in College Station, Texas.

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Kathi Appelt’s Elephants Aloft may be the best concept book since that old Rosie’s Walk. For his wonderful pictures, Keith Baker used acrylics on illustration board, strong line and texture, and a lovely soft pallette. With a printed text that is exclusively prepositions, the pictures tell the story. Two baby elephants climb in a hot air balloon, float above the onion-domed stuctures, between stone pillars, behind a waterfall, beyond the rainbow, and into the arms of Auntie Rwanda.

Readers will be swept along with Rama and Raja, two Indian elephants as they travel between mountains, behind waterfalls, and across the seas in Kathi Appelt’s simple, clever story. Bold illustrations and a tale told in prepositions add up to a great balloon adventure sure to delight young children.
Comments: (7)
TheSuspect
This story is so sweet and comes with hidden surprises on each page! Great to involve your child or class!
Bundis
This is a very cute story that teaches vocabulary while it entertains. Since I often read stories to preschoolers, I wanted to have a copy for when I choose an elephant theme.
Bladebringer
A preposition is a "function" word that typically combines with a noun phrase to form a phrase which usually expresses a modification or predication. However, in "Elephants Aloft" prepositions like "above," "between," and "below" are not combined with noun phrases but rather with delightful illustrations of elephants in a balloon. Now, if a picture of a pair of elephants in a balloon is worth a thousand words, then there would be reason to believe that in those thousands words there would be at least one noun phrase.
Written by Kathi Appelt and illustrated by Keith Baker with pictures done in Liquitex acrylics on illustration board, "Elephants Aloft" begins before the title page with Auntie Rwanda in Africa sending a letter to her nephew and niece Rama and Raja in Asia. If young readers do not know the different between an African Elephant and an Asian Elephant, then this is an opportunity for them to find out if they pay attention to the differences in the ears of the two traveling elephants and their aunt. Each picture of the journey has a single word, written large, and lots of details (the colorful bird that delivered the letter to Rama and Raja appears in each picture and young readers should enjoy looking for him).
This book is ideal for beginning readers since it emphasizes a single word on each page and kids should be able to make the association between words like "beside" or "around" and the pictures of the elephants in their balloon going by the Taj Mahal or coming around a snow capped mountain. Granted, little kids are not going to understand exactly what a prepositions is (I had to look it up), but they will still pick up the idea that all of the words appearing in "Elephants Aloft" are similar in terms of how they function.
Note: The back flap of "Elephants Aloft" says this was Kathi Appelt's first book. You should check out some of the other ones, not just the picture books intended for kids, but some of her poetry books intended for older kids and (dare I say it) adults as well, such as "Poems From Homeroom" and "My Father's Summers."
Mr_TrOlOlO
We just wanted to add our voices in support of this excellent children's book. My son and daughter (3 and 5) really enjoy this beautiful and heartwarming story, and we highly recommend it.

Great for entertaining, and for teaching toddlers and preschoolers positional prepositions! Well worth the price.
Kerahuginn
Apart from being able to create a new story at each reading, Darren (3½-years-old) enjoys playing "Spot-The-Groundnut" on every double-spread. The first person who spots each nut gets a treat - to eat a REAL groundnut! That's where the fun is... Watch out for the last nut!!!!
Giamah
This is probably one of my top 3 favorite childrens books ever. I could sit and look at the illustrations for hours. It has a fun story using very few words. I have purchased many copies as baby presents and gifts and they are always greeted with delight.
Throw her heart
My 2 1/2 year old enjoys reading this book, as do my husband and I. The pictures are full of detail, and each page allows for more than one discussion about the preposition word printed on the page. As the saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words" - we have a great time discussing each picture and talking about what is happening.