Saturday, November 19, 2016

STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS by Lisa Mantchev / Book Review #picturebookmonth

By: Lisa Mantchev
Illustrated by: Taeeun Yoo
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: October 27th, 2015
Ages: 4 & up
Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It!
Purchase from: Simon & Schuster | AmazonB&N
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Source: Purchased 

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.

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. No one knows that better than the young boy who's pet elephant is turned around from a local club, because it's not one that welcomes elephants. To ensure his pet is welcome, the boy decides to make their own club. This club is welcoming of every animal, no matter their shape, size, or what kind of animal they are. 

I have a soft spot for elephants. So when I saw this adorable cover, I immediately picked it up. Once I had read through it, I knew I had to purchase it. I love that this story illustrates the importance of feeling acceptance, and friendship. Something I feel most children naturally have towards others. That paired with adorable illustrations, and a wonderful story, make this a must have! 

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