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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 48
Themes: school, humor, mammoths, oral presentations, imagination
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 21/Apr/2020
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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.

Kirkus Reviews
“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.”
School Library Connection
“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.”
“The tale of scientific (or, OK, “scientific”) discovery is thrilling from first note to last.”
Montreal Review of Books
“Combining humour, information, tall tales, and accessible comic-style drawings, Rock Mammoth is a sure hit.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Sketchy and cute...This book would be fun to use by having students critique and ‘mark’ Louis’ oral presentation and research methods.”


CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens  | 2020 | Commended

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