Follow along as Elephant goes through the ups and downs of creating something new in this charming non-fiction picture book. A lively introduction to essential maths concepts for very young readers. Elephant wants to build something tall. Something as tall as Elephant. But will it stay up? CRASH! BOOM! No, not this time... Hmmm... Build it again? 1 block. 2 blocks? 4 blocks? It's still not as tall as Elephant. More blocks! Now will it stay up? Now will it be as tall as Elephant? Build, balance and count; question, estimate, measure; predict, crash, and build again with Elephant and a bucket full of blocks. Robie Harris's charming, boisterous text is perfectly complemented by Chris Chatterton's bold mixed-media illustrations. A multitude of math concepts are subtly introduced through the trial and error of Elephant building with blocks. As an early childhood education expert, Robie Harris weaves learning into play in this text for preschoolers. Chris Chatterton combines photographs and illustrations in a fresh and innovative art style.
Robie H. Harris is the trusted and highly acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including the bestselling Let's Talk About Sex, Let's Talk About Where Babies Come From and Let's Talk About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends, essential guides for children on bodies, babies, families and health. She is also the author of the first four books in the Let's Talk About YOU and ME series. She lives in New York City.Chris Chatterton is an author, animator, and the illustrator of There's a Bison Bouncing on the Bed! by Paul Bright and When Santa Came to Stay by Timothy Knapman. Chris Chatterton lives in Newcastle, England.