The lyrical writing and soft, watercolor illustrations add to the intensity of the story. In case something happens, they are afraid the animals will run wild and kill everyone, causing even more destruction.
Lastly, this book has nothing to do with the idea that elephants are faithful, which was what drew me to the book. Children are always very emotional about books pertaining to animals, so I know they will have an intense opinion about what happens in this book.
To view it, click here. I read this story to my son and found it extremely disturbing. It is intended to be an anti-war story, but in that it fails. Grades 5 to 8 Read With: It is so sad and amazing and beautiful. This book Faithful elephants book review about the fact that the elephants tried to survive in any way they could, and it is horrifying.
I told my friend about it and I got teary talking about it and this was before I read it. I lie in bed awake tonight unable to get their suffering of my mind, and feeling guilty also that I read it to my son. Should be renamed Wartime Inhumanity at the Zoo.
This book not only would be a perfect companion to Endangered, it is definitely a wonderful picture book to lead to deep discussions in the classroom. There are certainly much more convincing books if you want an anti-war book.
The subtitle warned me thatthis picture book would definitely not be a cheery one, but I could not have prepared myself for how emotional the book actually was. Because who is going to believe that the war was responsible for the zookeepers starving the elephants to death?
Grades 5 and up Read Alone: As the zookeepers kill the animals to protect the city in case of a bombing, students will definitely disagree with this decision and this will lead to a great debate. So they kill the tigers and the bears. They eventually starve them to death and the elephants, when they see the zookeepers walk past their cage, do the tricks they were once taught This story does not at all convince that there was no other choice but to watch these animals waste away over almost three weeks of sheer tortur I read this story to my son and found it extremely disturbing.
Not many notice this monument for the animals that have died at the Ueno Zoo. Small children might find it intensely sad, but it teaches about war and animals and compassion. My mom told me about the story and I read it.
The story also lends itself towards discussions about animal emotions and abuse as well as cause and effect discussions. A zookeeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, whose turn it is to die, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that World War II will end so their beloved elephants might be saved.
I love this book.Faithful Elephants: the Story of Animals, People and War Tsuchiya c, Submitter: This is the story of a zoo in Japan during a mint-body.com officials worry that if the city is bombed, the zoo animals may escape and cause more damage.
FAITHFUL ELEPHANTS: A True Story of Animals, People and War. By. BUY NOW FROM. Kirkus Reviews Home; Company History; Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Faithful Elephants (A True Story of Animals, People and War) Yukio Tsuchiya (Written in this book is in the 70th edition in Japan.) The cherry blossoms are in full bloom at the Ueno Zoo.
Their petals are falling in the soft breeze and sparkling in the sun. Beneath the cherry trees, crowds of people are pushing to enter the zoo on such.
A zoo keeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants that were starved to death at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo during World War II, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that the war will end so their beloved elephants might be saved.
"A moving and powerful statement about the insanity of war""Horn Book". 4/5(30). Every Wednesday, you'll find a non-fiction review here - although it may not always be a picture book review.
Please visit Kid Lit Frenzy to see what non-fiction others have to share, too. Title: Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People and War. Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People and War Yukio Tsuchiya, Author, Ted But this is a book that provokes questions about the nature of death and dying (children may read into.Download