Chapter 7

African elephants have two lobes on the tips of their trunks (Asian elephants have only one), which zoologists refer to as fingers. These fingers are quite flexible and can grasp objects as small as seeds.

Pre-reading discussion:

  • Update your KWL chart you started before reading this story. Have some questions been answered? What new questions can you add?
  • Why did the author include all of these quotes/facts about elephants at the beginning of each chapter?
  • Brainstorm a list of animals that, despite their size, achieve what looks like impossible tasks.
  • What is the significance of this quote in the story? (Why do I keep asking this question??? Discuss)

Check out the "fingers" on the elephant lobes! Cool!