Bestselling Animals Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling animals books for 5 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Going-To-Bed Book

by: Sandra Boynton
Release date: Nov 30, 1982
Number of Pages: 14
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Getting ready for sleep is tons of fun in this special anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic.

The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below
to take a bath in one big tub
with soap all over—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB!

This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep.

This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.

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Children’s Books > Humor

2. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

by: Bill Martin Jr.Eric Carle
Release date: Sep 15, 1996
Number of Pages: 26
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A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

3. Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book (Discovery 10 Button)

by: Parragon Books
Release date: Jul 12, 2012
Number of Pages: 6
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With 10 cool sound buttons, fun facts, full-color pictures and much more, this Discovery Kids sound-and-reference book is a unique way for kids to learn about life on the farm! Kids ages 2 and up will love matching the sounds to the animals in this vibrant and interactive book.

Other great titles in this series include:
* Oink on the Farm! 9781472361073
* Growl with the Animals 9781472361080

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

4. Little Blue Truck board book

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Jul 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
With a text full of truck sounds and animal noises to read aloud, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
 
Includes a downloadable party kit for even more fun!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

5. Puppy Birthday to You! (Paw Patrol) (Little Golden Book)

by: Golden BooksFabrizio Petrossi
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Can the puppies from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol throw Chase a surprise birthday party AND save Adventure Bay? This action-packed Little Golden Book is sure to thrill boys and girls ages 2 to 5.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

6. How to Draw People (Dover How to Draw)

by: Barbara Soloff Levy
Release date: May 21, 2002
Number of Pages: 64
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By joining circles, ovals, rectangles, cylinders, and other common shapes, even the budding artist can easily create 30 different characters — a fireman, a drummer, a mailman, a cowboy, an astronaut, a roller-skating girl, a boy on a swing, and more. Simple directions, step-by-step illustrations, and blank practice pages make it even easier. You can color the pictures when you are done — it’s a fun-filled way to teach art to young children or a beginner that enjoys drawing.
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Arts & Photography > Drawing > Figure Drawing

7. Christmas in the Manger

by: Nola BuckFelicia Bond
Release date: Oct 03, 1998
Number of Pages: 16
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The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

8. Guess How Much I Love You

by: Sam McBratneyAnita Jeram
Release date: Oct 14, 2008
Number of Pages: 24
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“Guess how much I love you,” says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but that’s just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare’s love for him.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

9. Llama Llama Jingle Bells

by: Anna DewdneyAnna Dewdney
Release date: Oct 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 14
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With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.
 
In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

10. My Big Dinosaur Book

by: Roger Priddy
Release date: May 10, 2011
Number of Pages: 8
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• Series sold over 3 million.
• Big board book ideal for babies and toddlers.
• Stunning large format brings images to life.
• Helps build a child’s vocabulary.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

11. Peppa’s Christmas Wish (Peppa Pig)

by: Scholastic
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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Celebrate Christmas with Peppa! This 8×8 includes stickers.

Snuggle up with Peppa Pig in this 2-in-1 wintertime storybook! It’s Christmas Eve, and Peppa is hoping for a very special gift from Santa Claus. Will her wish come true? Then, Peppa and George decide to build a great, big snowman. This charming book includes two stories and a sheet of stickers!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

12. The Goodnight Train

by: June SobelLaura Huliska-Beith
Release date: Jun 19, 2012
Number of Pages: 30
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All aboard for Dreamland! Hold on to your pillow because the Goodnight Train is taking off. Roll that corner, rock that curve, and soar past mermaids, leaping sheep, and even ice-cream clouds. You won’t want to miss a thing, so whatever you do, don’t . . . close . . . your . . . eyes! 
           
With soothing, lyrical words and magical illustrations, June Sobel and Laura Huliska-Beith have created a nighttime fantasy that’s guaranteed to make even the most resistant sleeper snuggle up tight.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

13. How to Draw Pets (Dover How to Draw)

by: Barbara Soloff Levy
Release date: Feb 09, 2006
Number of Pages: 64
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Would you like to draw a picture of your pet gerbil? How about portraits of your tropical fish? This book and its easy-to-follow directions make it a snap. Simple step-by-step diagrams show how to join circles, ovals, and other shapes to create likenesses of 30 adorable creatures, among them a dog, cat, mouse, parakeet, pony, potbelly pig, lamb, hermit crab, and even a sugar glider (that’s a cute little mammal similar to a flying squirrel). After you’ve finished the drawings, you’ll find the pictures are lots of fun to color!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Pets

14. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) (Little Golden Book)

by: Rick BunsenGolden Books
Release date: Aug 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 24
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Children ages 3-6 will love to read this Little Golden Book retelling of the classic 1964 holiday TV special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. All of the other reindeer make fun of Rudolph and won’t let him play in their reindeer games because he’s different. But when Christmas is almost cancelled because of a huge snowstorm, Rudolph comes to the rescue with his wonderful shiny red nose.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

15. How to Draw Animals (Dover How to Draw)

by: Barbara Soloff Levy
Release date: May 19, 2008
Number of Pages: 64
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This easy-to-follow guide shows how simple it is to draw pictures of your favorite animals. With it you’ll soon be able to create charming portraits of a dog, cat, leopard, moose, giraffe, panda, goose, duck, rooster, lamb, rabbit, cow, camel, elephant, and 16 other creatures.
Clear, step-by-step diagrams explain how to join circles, ovals, and other shapes to create a zoo full of easily recognizable figures. Some erasing may be necessary, so use a pencil — not a pen. Just follow the instructions and you’ll soon be drawing excellent likenesses of a smiling chimpanzee, a prickly porcupine, a bushy-tailed squirrel, and other familiar animals.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Drawing

16. Bedtime for Peppa (Peppa Pig)

by: ScholasticEone
Release date: Aug 25, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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An all-new storybook featuring Peppa–a lovable, slightly bossy little piggy!

It is bedtime for Peppa and George, but the little piggies are not sleepy! They must take their bath, brush their teeth, and listen to a story before they can have sweet dreams.

Join Peppa and George on an adorable bedtime-themed tale in this storybook based on the hit Nick Jr. show!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

17. They All Saw a Cat

by: Brendan Wenzel
Release date: Aug 30, 2016
Number of Pages: 44
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A New York Times bestseller
?”An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review
“Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel’s book feels like a game changer.” —The Huffington Post

The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws . . .In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

18. Baby Touch and Feel: Animals

by: DK
Release date: Jan 21, 2008
Number of Pages: 14
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This USA Today bestselling board book encourages tiny fingers to explore and develop fine motor skills while building an early language foundation. Babies will meet adorable puppies, kittens, penguins, and other animals throughout the pages of the book.

Filled with real-life animal photographs featuring touch-and-feel textures that help children develop their knowledge while increasing their use of senses, Baby Touch and Feel: Animals is the perfect size for small hands. Its padded cover can withstand biting and throwing while its thick sturdy board pages won’t tear. Your baby can practice animal recognition and perfect animal noises while touching the novelty textures on the pages.   

With over one million copies sold, Baby Touch and Feel: Animals is the perfect book for your child’s bookshelf. 

About the series:
Baby Touch and Feel books are the perfect series for the very youngest readers. These small, padded books excite babies and toddlers with their foil and touch-and-feel covers. Each book in this affordable series contains twelve vibrant interior pages with bold, engaging images. Containing large word labels, each page has foil or glitter to behold or a tantalizing texture to touch. These safe novelty textures intrigue babies and are perfect for little fingers to feel. The Baby Touch and Feel series encourages sensory development, language skills, and early reading skills while teaching colors, shapes, patterns, and opposites.

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Children’s Books > Animals

19. On the Night You Were Born

by: Nancy Tillman
Release date: Jan 19, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced.

Here is a book that celebrates the one and only ever you! Now available in its entirety in board book format, Nancy Tillman’s masterpiece is perfect for acknowledging the special people in our lives that they are loved.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Baby

20. Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Jun 14, 2011
Number of Pages: 64
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.


In Should I Share My Ice Cream? Gerald has a big decision to make. But will he make it in time?
Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a funny story about the challenges of doing the right thing. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo will eagerly eat it up!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

21. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs : The Definitive Pop-Up

by: Robert SabudaMatthew ReinhartRobert SabudaMatthew Reinhart
Release date: Jul 12, 2005
Number of Pages: 12
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From renowned pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart comes an awe-inspiring tribute to the world’s most beloved extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign on our planet.

Open this book and a massive T. REX springs out, flashing a startling jawful of jagged teeth. Turn the next spread and a ravishing raptor unfurls and appears to fly off the edge of the page. Inside the amazing ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS are “shield bearers” in full-body armor, creatures with frilly headgear, and weighty, long-necked giants. There are even amusing tidbits on the history of paleontology itself — like a pop-up version of a Victorian New Year’s dinner in the belly of a dinosaur model, or a pair of scientists locked in a literal tug-of-war over bones.

Full of fascinating facts and lighthearted good humor, this breathtaking book includes fascinating, up-to-the-minute information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties. With each of six spreads featuring one spectacular, large pop-up as well as booklets of smaller pop-ups and text, ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS is a magnificent display of paper engineering and creativity — an astonishing book that will be read, admired, and treasured forever.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

22. I Love You to the Moon and Back

by: Amelia HepworthTim Warnes
Release date: Mar 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 28
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The sun rises, and a bear and cub begin their day together. They splash in the water, climb mountains, and watch the shimmering sky. They show their love by touching noses, playing chase, and of course, hugging. A sweet, gentle rhyme, perfect for sharing with a special little one!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

23. The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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Hit the road reading with Dr. Seuss! Tucked inside this cute little blue box topped with a plastic handle and secured by a tuck closure are board book editions of the classic Dr. Seuss titles Hop on Pop; Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; Ten Apples Up On Top!; and The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. Ideal for the holidays, new mothers, and happy occasions of all kinds, this is a literacy-nurturing gift that babies can literally sink their teeth into!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

24. OLD MACDONALD’S FARM (Poke-A-Dot!)

by: IKids
Release date: Sep 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 20
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Once you start popping, there’s just no stopping! These fun, tactile books help kids learn to count–without losing count! Raised buttons pop in on every page so kids can press them as they count in this casebound book with ten spreads and 30 poke-able dots. How many animals does Old MacDonald have on his farm? Count them all with this one-of-a-kind “”””pop-at-tronic”””” book. This poke-able popping dots book lets kids keep track of how many animals are on each page. It’s a great way to learn to count to ten!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

25. Three Little Mermaids (Paula Wiseman Books)

by: Mara Van FleetMara Van Fleet
Release date: Jan 25, 2011
Number of Pages: 16
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Have a tea party undersea and practice counting with Three Little Mermaids, a sparkling interactive novelty concept book by bestselling creator Mara Van Fleet!

In Mara Van Fleet’s shimmering interactive novelty concept book, count from one to ten while you visit the bottom of the deep blue sea and meet sparkly fish, soft seals, dancing turtles, and a friendly octopus. With pull-tabs and touch-and-feel textures, never has counting been so much fun!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

26. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Apr 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

27. Warm Hearts Day: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #5)

by: Rebecca Elliott
Release date: Oct 25, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In book #5, it’s almost Warm Hearts Day! Everyone is busy making gifts for their loved ones. Eva LOVES crafting, so she creates all sorts of fun gifts and treats for her friends. She is excited to give out her homemade gifts at the big party at the Old Oak Tree. But then Eva realizes she forgot to make gifts for her family! Will she be able to make the gifts in time?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

28. Dinosaur Dance!

by: Sandra BoyntonSandra Boynton
Release date: Aug 30, 2016
Number of Pages: 16
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A brand-new board book about dancing dinosaurs from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton!

ZANG! BOP!
KIDDLY POW!
The DINOSAUR DANCE
is starting NOW!

Join Boynton’s lively prehistoric bunch as they get everyone’s tails shaking for a feet-stomping good time. Whether they dance the Shimmy Shimmy Shake, the Quivery Quake, or just decide to Cha-Cha-Cha, young readers are sure to giggle along with these adorable creatures that are ready for a ROARING good time!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

29. I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World)

by: Brad MeltzerChristopher Eliopoulos
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee scientist.
 
Each picture book in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And each book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list. This tenth book in the series features Jane Goodall, the scientist and conservationist who is famous for her work with chimpanzees.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

30. We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Sep 14, 2010
Number of Pages: 64
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.


In We Are in a Book! Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a mind-bending story that is even more interactive than previous Elephant & Piggie adventures. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo won’t be able to put this book down–literally!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

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