Chapter 1

If anyone wants to know what elephants are like, they are like people, only more so.

Peter Corneille

Pre-reading discussion:

  • What are people like? (i.e. characteristics, wants, needs, mentally, physically)
  • What are elephants like?
  • What do you think Peter Corneille means when he says elephants "...are like people, only more so."?
  • What might this quote have to do with the story we are about to read?

Here's basically where the beginning of the story takes place.

Here's an example of a "little Hubba" tent.

Mount Desert Island campground in Acadia National Park in Maine, USA.

Acadia National Park was the first Eastern National park and is home to the tallest mountain on the U.S. East Coast. Visitors come to hike, bike and enjoy the scenery.

An example of how a Biogas Engine works in the real world (just imagine how this would work with an elephant's "poo power"!)

Dinty Moore stew --- a popular and easy meal when camping.

Wanna hear a hot dog snap? Get yourself down to Maine and get a Red Snapper!