Why Do Elephants Have Big Ears?

Questions — and Surprising Answers — About Animals


By Steve Jenkins

By Robin Page

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Fascinating “Why” questions about animals, and plenty of new ones, take center stage in the latest book by Caldecott Honor–winning duo Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.

Do you know why a camel has a hump? 
A Zebra has stripes?
Or why wombats have cube-shaped poop?

Find out the answers in this fun and beautifully illustrated book, and learn oodles of other intriguing facts about the animal world. It’s the perfect gift for any kid who loves animals and is always asking “Why?” because who doesn’t want to know why a flamingo stands on one leg?

Steve Jenkins and Robin Page have written and illustrated almost 100 nonfiction children’s books that have sold over 5 million copies between them. Masters at making nonfiction entertaining and visually engaging, their books have won numerous awards and are favorites of kids, parents, and teachers alike.


On Sale
Nov 14, 2023
Page Count
40 pages

Steve Jenkins

About the Author

Steve Jenkins (1952-2021) wrote and/or illustrated more than 80 books over his long career, selling over 5 million copies. His books have been translated into 19 languages and have won numerous awards including a Caldecott Honor, two NYT Best Illustrated and a Boston Globe-Hornbook award. His most well-known books include: What Do You Do With a Tail Like This, Actual Size, Move! and Biggest, Strongest, Fastest. Many of his books he co-wrote with his wife and creative partner, Robin Page.  His books, illustrated with his signature cut-and-torn paper art, have been called: stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative.

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Robin Page

About the Author

Robin Page has written and illustrated several picture books including many with her husband, Steve Jenkins. These include the Caldecott Honor winner What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, Creature Features, and The Shark Book. She is also the solo creator of A Chicken Followed Me Home! and Seeds Move!, and The Beak Book. Robin works out of her studio in Boulder, Colorado.

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