Strictly No Elephants

Strictly No Elephants

Illustrated by: Taeeun Yoo
For Ages: 4 - 8
  • 8
“A sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale.” —The New York Times Book Review

Huffington Post Honor Book for Best in Kindness
Bank Street Best Book of 2015
NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Charlotte Huck Honor Book
CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choice Book

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When the local Pet Club won’t admit a boy’s tiny pet elephant, he finds a solution—one that involves all kinds of unusual animals in this sweet and adorable picture book.

Today is Pet Club day. There will be cats and dogs and fish, but strictly no elephants are allowed. The Pet Club doesn’t understand that pets come in all shapes and sizes, just like friends. Now it is time for a boy and his tiny pet elephant to show them what it means to be a true friend.

Imaginative and lyrical, this sweet story captures the magic of friendship and the joy of having a pet.
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481416474 | 
  • October 2015 | 
  • Grades P - 3
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About the Author

Lisa Mantchev
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Lisa Mantchev

Lisa Mantchev’s first picture book, Strictly No Elephants, garnered awards and rave reviews and is published in nine countries. The New York Times called it “a sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale.” She is also the author of Sister Day!, which Kirkus Reviews called “sweet, upbeat, and refreshing,” and Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime. Lisa studied drama at the University of California, Irvine, and now lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state with her family. When not scribbling, she can be found on the beach, up a tree, making jam, or repairing things with her trusty glue gun. Visit her website at LisaMantchev.com.

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