When an Elephant Hears NO (Hardcover)

When an Elephant Hears NO By Dazzle Ng, Estrela Lourenço (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dazzle Ng, Estrela Lourenço (Illustrator)
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When an elephant hears NO, a tantrum may follow, and a steaming, stomping elephant blowing up is BIG trouble. But what every little one must understand is that NO can mean an enormity of things. It can be a WAIT, PLEASE when Mommy’s in the bathroom, or a surprised OH MY at a stupendous magic trick. NO holds enormous power to fight for a better world, or to ask firmly for some personal space.

Lively illustrations portray the many different instances at which a little elephant (or a little reader) might hear NO—and the BIG emotions that often precede and follow the word. Along the way, young readers will learn that no matter what NO an elephant faces, instead of answering with flaring ears and a steaming trunk, they may use another word: why?

A whole elephant’s worth of fun, this romp of encounters with the trickiest of tiny words will stamp out NO’s mysteries and trumpet its virtues. Young readers will delight in and relate to elephant’s experiences, and adults will appreciate this exuberant roadmap of NO’s many uses and meanings.

About the Author

Dazzle Ng is a big fan of elephants. She does her best not to “Tooot! Stomp…eeeee…RAWR!” when she hears NOs too (but it can be hard sometimes). When not writing, she’s planning trips to the breathtaking beaches of the Philippines, where she lives with her family and their dog, Bacon. This is her debut picture book.

Estrela Lourenço is a Portuguese professional children’s book author and illustrator, and also a storyboard artist for animation. She has been living in Ireland since 2009, where she met her partner and formed a little family with their daughter and dog, Chewie.

Praise For…

"This handy guide to dealing with a small but powerful word will strike chords of familiarity among children and adults alike. A resounding, trumpeting 'YES!'"
Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645677864
ISBN-10: 1645677869
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English