Item description for Half of an Elephant by Gusti...
One night, all of a sudden, the world split in two. Faced with this unexpected event - and with half of his considerable body missing - an elephant begins a journey to find his missing half. Along the way, he discovers the many different ways there are of rebuilding and reinventing oneself.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.7" Width: 8" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Kane/Miller Book Pub
ISBN 193360509X ISBN13 9781933605098
Availability 0 units.
More About Gusti
Gusti is the award-winning author and illustrator of more than 25 books, including "Dog and Cat, Evie to the Rescue!," and "Half of an Elephant,"
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Fun with discarded objects Dec 2, 2006
An award-winning illustrator from Argentina, Gusti uses "digital images of numerous discarded objects 'to show children that art can be created from objects that usually end up in the garbage can.'" And uses him he does. The discarded object illustrations are dynamic and quite humorous in their composition.
The story begins with an unexplained catastrophe: "One night, all of a sudden the world split in two." An elephant, pictured on the cover, finds his back half is missing. In his search for the rest of him, he meets other animals missing a half. And they're all suffering from a sense that something is missing.
On the other side of the world, the other halves of the animals are having the exact same problem. And combining two halves of two different animals doesn't solve anything. Some animals talk too much, and when a monkey half and an elephant half join up, they're too heavy to climb a tree.
Fortunately, all ends well for the animals, but children will love the mess inbetween as the animals combine into strange elephant-monkey, duck-elephant, chameleon-elephant hybrids.
New from Kane/Miller, "Half of an Elephant" is lots of creative fun for kids ages 4-8 and is an excellent choice for an art lesson at school or at home. Read the book and inspire discarded-object art.