Launch Party with KATHERINE ROY at Books Inc. Mountain View

Event has passed (Thu Oct 12, 2017 - Thu Oct 12, 2017)
Books Inc. in Mountain View
7:00 PM
Family & Children, Literary


Award-winning author and illustrator Katherine Roy joins us at Books Inc. in Mountain View for a Launch Party celebrating her imaginative new non-fiction book for kids, How to Be an Elephant. (Ages 7+)

Africa is not an easy place to live, even for the enormous elephants that call it home. Foraging for food and water and fighting off predators are only a few of the many skills that these giants must acquire as part of the long learning process that begins immediately after birth. Thankfully, they have a large familial network in place to teach them how to wash and drink and whiffle and roar--everything they need to know about how to be an elephant.

How to Be an Elephant delves into the intricate family dynamics at play in a typical African herd. Emphasizing the latest available research with lush watercolor illustrations and detailed diagrams, Roy vividly portrays the life and development of an elephant from an uncertain 220-pound newborn into a majestic, 7,000-pound matriarch. As informative as it is beautiful, this unique portrait of an elephant's life will captivate young explorers and their parents alike.


  1. Books Inc. in Mountain View 317 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA