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Strictly No Elephants

Strictly No Elephants (Hardback)

By Mantchev, Lisa
Illustrated by Yoo, Taeeun

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A boy is excluded from joining his friends' pet club because of his unusual pet.

ISBN 9781481416474
Barcode 9781481416474
Published 1 October 2015 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781481416474
ISBN-10 1481416472
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Publication Date 1 October 2015
International Publication Date 27 October 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mantchev, Lisa
Illustrated by Yoo, Taeeun
Category Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 229mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 422g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Pets, Toleration, Elephants as pets
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 620677

Description of this Book

A boy is excluded from joining his friends' pet club because of his unusual pet.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children 2016
NZ Review Having a tiny elephant for a pet sounds idyllic, but a boy discovers that the local Pet Club doesn't allow them; a stern girl points at a Strictly No Elephants sign. Heading home in the rain, the boy and his elephant spot a girl with her skunk. They don't want us to play with them either, she says. Joined by other owners of unexpected pets--giraffes, armadillos, even a small narwhal in a bowl--they make their own club with its own sign: All Are Welcome. In her first picture book, Mantchev (Ticker) examines true friendship, sprinkling observations about the behavior of boy and elephant throughout ( He doesn't like the cracks in the sidewalk much. I always go back and help him over ) and punctuating them with the refrain, Because that's what friends do. Yoo's (Hands Say Love) linoleum block prints of brick buildings and quiet sidewalks have the softness and warmth of a favorite blanket. It's a message book about exclusion with an oh-so-gentle lead-in for discussion.--Publishers Weekly July 20, 2015

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Author's Bio

Lisa Mantchev is the author of many picture books, including Strictly No Elephants, which garnered awards and rave reviews and is published in fourteen countries. The New York Times called it a sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale. Her latest, Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime!, received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews: Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime! will captivate readers with their irresistible fun. Lisa lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state with her family. Visit her website at LisaMantchev.com. Taeeun Yoo has twice received the prestigious New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award. She has illustrated many books, including Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev, which has been published in twelve countries. The New York Times called it a sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale. Other books include So Many Days and Only a Witch Can Fly, both by Alison McGhee, and Round by Joyce Sidman, which received four starred reviews. Taeeun was also the recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Society of Illustrators' Founders Award. She lives in South Korea with her family.

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