In Baby Elephant’s Trunk, a trunk is more than a nose to an elephant…it’s a hose, a finger, an arm, and a straw. See all of the useful things Baby Elephant can do with his trunk, including using it to give a hug to Mother Elephant.
Baby Elephant’s Trunk is part of the illustrated Baby Elephant Stories set that includes six 5-3/4 x 5-3/4″ books. The titles, Lunch for Baby Elephant, Baby Elephant’s Trunk, and Baby Elephant Goes for a Swim, can be read by Early Emergent readers(F&P levels A-C, Reading Recovery® levels 1-4). Baby Elephant Runs Awayand Berries for Baby Elephantare appropriate for Emergent readers(F&P levels D-E, Reading Recovery® levels 5-8). The increasing levels of reading difficulty serve to challenge and encourage progressing readers. Upper Emergent readerswill enjoy the final title in the set, Baby Elephant is Thirsty(F&P level H, Reading Recovery® level 12).
Level B Readers
Baby Elephant’s Trunk is an illustrated B leveled reader, based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient. The book is appropriate for Early Emergent readers (Levels A-C). Level B titles typically feature simple characters and colorful pictures that support the printed text. The vocabulary is already familiar to the reader and most pages have just two to five lines of text, with phrases that are repetitive, to help children build confidence as they read. Level B titles can also be helpful tools in supporting and encouraging students who are struggling or reluctant to read.
Early Emergent Readers
Early Emergent readersbenefit from books about familiar topics that use carefully controlled text structureand repeated vocabulary. Illustrationsare important cues for readers at this level, supporting the decodingof new words. In addition to Baby Elephant, MaryRuth Books has other sets of titles that feature charming illustrated characters. Early Emergent readers are still building their vocabulary. Having a large vocabulary of high-frequency wordsenables reading that is more fluent and sounds like natural speaking language.