Rock Mammoth

  • Translated by: Karen Simon
    Illustrated By: Guillaume Perreault
  • Pages:48
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:school, humor, mammoths, oral presentations, imagination
  • Available:04/21/2020
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:680L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:V
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Louis has to do an oral presentation on his pet. To everyone’s great surprise, he decides to present his mammoth.

Even more surprising, he talks to the class about a new species of hairy Elephantidae only recently discovered: the Rock Mammoth. This proud ancestor of the hairy musicians of the ’70s didn’t actually disappear. In fact, these elephants had had enough of being rock stars and wished for a more tranquil life. So they decided to remain hidden during the last millennia. But now Louis, the great mammoth enthusiast and rigorous scientific apprentice, has discovered this well-kept secret and is ready to reveal it to the world.

“Using the format of a school notebook containing Louis' hilarious marginal notes and diagrams reinforces the classroom venue and enhances the comic visual presentation of unflappable Louis and his very cool rock mammoth. Whimsical, imaginative, and highly entertaining.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“The scientific method has rarely been introduced with more giggles than in this amusing story...With the current emphasis on STEM, this book will be an enjoyable way to introduce science concepts.”
– School Library Connection
“The tale of scientific (or, OK, ‘scientific’) discovery is thrilling from first note to last.”
– Booklist
“Combining humour, information, tall tales, and accessible comic-style drawings, Rock Mammoth is a sure hit.”
– Montreal Review of Books
“Sketchy and cute...This book would be fun to use by having students critique and ‘mark’ Louis’ oral presentation and research methods.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
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