The Elephant's Child (Hardcover, Abridged)

By Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Patterson (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781845070687, 36pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2006



This energetic book takes young readers on a journey with a very curious baby elephant who has one question on his mind: What do crocodiles eat for dinner? But whenever he asks this question, he gets a spanking! Though he’s never seen a crocodile before, the baby elephant sets out to the banks of a river to find the answer to his question. Geoffrey Patterson has simplified 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 this classic story.