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Why do elephants have big ears? : questions--and surprising answers--about animals  Cover Image Book Book

Why do elephants have big ears? : questions--and surprising answers--about animals / Steve Jenkins & Robin Page.

Jenkins, Steve, 1952-2021 (author.). Page, Robin, (author.).


"Strange, exciting, and interesting facts explore the wonderful world of animals"-- Provided by publisher

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316456791
  • ISBN: 0316456799
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Why do camels have a hump? -- Why do bats hang upside down? -- Why do aye-ayes have a long, thin middle finger? -- Why do zebras have stripes? -- Why do flamingos stand on one leg? -- Why do spotted skunks do handstands? -- Why do hippos swish their tail when they poop? -- Why do giraffes have a long neck? -- Why are sloths so slow? -- Why are naked mole rats naked? -- Why do giant squid have huge eyes? -- Why do chameleons have a long tongue? --Why do male proboscis monkeys have a big nose? -- Why do red-eyed tree frogs have big red eyes? -- Why are polar bears white? -- Why do wombats have cube-shaped poop? -- Why do hatchetfsh have lights on their belly? -- Why do narwhals have a tusk? -- Why do African elephants have big ears?
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8 Little, Brown and Company
Subject: Animals > Juvenile literature.
Animals > Miscellanea > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Trivia and miscellanea.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 14 of 22 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 1 current hold with 22 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library P 590 Jenkins, Steve (Text) 34MO2001816693 Primary Nonfiction Available -

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