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Author(s): Lisa Mantchev; Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)
"A sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale." --The New York Times Book Review
"Sweet and affirming." --Kirkus Reviews
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
Sold in twelve countries
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.
Commended for Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children 2016.
Lisa Mantchev is the author of Strictly No Elephants, Sister Day!, and the Theatre Illuminata series. She studied drama at the University of California, Irvine, and now lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state with her family. Taeeun Yoo has illustrated many books for young readers, including So Many Days and Only A Witch Can Fly, both by Alison McGhee. Taeeun studied Korean brush painting at Hong Ik University in South Korea and attended graduate school in illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She divides her time between Seoul and New York City. Visit her at TaeeunYoo.com.