Bizarre, confusing or just plain strange things happen in the world around us all the time. Each title in the Tell Me Why... series delves into some of the great and quirky mysteries of everyday life, and tries to uncover them one topic at a time. By combining the world of science and scientific research with bright, dynamic artwork each book in the Tell Me Why series helps young readers make sense of the baffling queries in their curious minds.
Have you ever wondered why fireflies light up? Or why oysters make pearls? Or why llamas spit? Tell Me Why Elephants Have Trunks by the editors of Kingfisher answers these (plus many more) tricky and thought provoking questions about so many different animals from penguins and whales to platypuses, armadillos, crocodiles, and more. Through lighthearted text and eye-catching artwork, this book gets to the bottom of these interesting scientific inquiries every young mind wants to know.