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Emselves Peace loving individuals ran and hid in the deepest jungle and battle commenced The war mongers all succeeded For a long time it seemed that there we. What an amazing book Using symbolic representation of things I felt was really effective however something some children may find hard to understand what it is if they have never seen that image An example of this was when the trunks were used as guns if a child did not have this knowledge of what a gun the implied reader wouldn t be able to make this link which would fail the child in understand what the story is sayingThe images are placed at eye level which allows the reader to go on the journey with them

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Tusk Tusk

Once elephants came in two colours black or white They loved all other creatures but each set wanted to exterminate the elephants that were not the same as th. I really enjoyed this book Although it is a picture book this does not limit its appeal It covers themes that are relatable at all levelsMcKee strips prejudice back to its simplest form He cleverly depicts the idea through two groups of elephants the black elephants and the white elephants He anthropomorphises his elephants by making their trunks almost into arms and hands The elephants use their trunks to fight one another by punching He also transforms their trunks into guns Children may find these images o

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Re no elephants in the world at all not of any colour But then the descendants of the peace loving ones emerged from the jungle and by now they were all grey.. This book is about white and black elephants fighting because of their colourhow they look which means the book challenges racism This highlights to children that people are different and will always be different but fighting is not the right way to go about it Therefore this book can send a clear message to children that fighting doesn t resolve conflicts This could start a debate about how children would go about this In order to read this book to children they must understand about racism first and what it


10 thoughts on “Tusk Tusk

  1. says:

    Euality humanism warTells us there is always something to fight aboutAddresses racism by portraying that not one side is 'wrong' conflict of race is misunderstood reader often presumes to be about black vs white Author never said it was about racism

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed this book Although it is a picture book this does not limit its appeal It covers themes that are relatable at all levelsMcKee strips prejudice back to its simplest form He cleverly depicts the idea through two groups of elephants the black elephants and the white elephants He anthropomorphises his elephants by making their trunks almost into arms and hands The elephants use their trunks to f

  3. says:

    A short picture book that could be mistaken to be considered racism In this case it most definitely is not this is a black and white book about war between two different coloured elephants that are acting eually A great ending in which the point of the book is really explained in a humorous fashion

  4. says:

    Very powerful book that wasn’t actually about my initial thoughts of racism but rather about war and unnecessary destruction Great illustrations that are thought provoking too Can’t we all be grey elephants?

  5. says:

    A good idea for exploring conflicts and war however not so much of a good tool to explore racism It doesn't reflect the ineuality aspect of raci

  6. says:

    What an amazing book Using symbolic representation of things I felt was really effective however something some children may find hard to understand what it is if they have never seen that image An example of this was when the trunks

  7. says:

    An interesting book when you look further into the content of the book including the words as well as powerful illustrations Some of the pictures are symbols however assumptions can be made that are connected to real life objects

  8. says:

    Tusk Tusk is a moral tale about racism told through the characters of elephants The black and white elephants are at war Some peaceful elephants who don’t agree with the war go off into the jungle In the end all black and white elephants are extinct Years later grey elephants come out of the jungle the ancest

  9. says:

    This book is about white and black elephants fighting because of their colourhow they look which means the book challenges racism This highlights to children that people are different and will always be different but fighting is not the right way to go about it Therefore this book can send a clear message to children that fighting doesn't

  10. says:

    uite a strong emotion of the animosity between black and white elephants War ensues graphically illustrated with menace guns

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