Elephants Make Fine Friends (Penguin Core Concepts)
Ella's best friend is her elephant. They do everything together - watch the moon rise, read books, and even go to the movies. But one day, Ella begins to look at her elephant differently. He can't fit through the doorway or in the bathtub or at the dinner table. It takes a bit of time apart for Ella to realize that elephants do make fine friends!
This series of children's books is designed to introduce kids to concepts and skills they need to meet Common Core standards, while also helping them grow in literacy. It includes various kinds of literature, such as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Each book is illustrated with engaging photos and/or drawings to help children develop an interest in reading. Each book in the Penguin Core Concepts series incorporates one or more themes from twenty major themes taught in the beginning grades of Common Core: animals, appreciating differences, the arts, bodies of water, community workers & helpers, family, friendship, health, imagination, nature, numbers, problem solving, seasons, self-esteem, the senses, shapes, sharing, space, transportation, and weather. Whether you are using the Common Core program or not, this is a great collection of books to share with your children. Each book is 32 pgs, 8x8 in., pb. ~ Rachel