Pub Day: When an Elephant Hears a No by Dazzle Ng and illustrated by Estrela Lourenço - Tuma's Books

Pub Day: When an Elephant Hears a No by Dazzle Ng and illustrated by Estrela Lourenço

Happy Pub Day to When an Elephant Hears a No by Dazzle Ng and illustrated by Estrela Lourenço! 🎊

Page Street Kids was nice enough to send me a copy of the picture book, When an Elephant Hears No by Dazzle Ng and illustrated by Estrela Lourenço. Through the POV of a (not so) small elephant who throws a tantrum when Mama Elephant says "no," it's such a fun read (with super adorable illustrations—like seriously, I need an Elephant plushie) to understand that "no" can mean MANY things. It can mean, "be careful" or "not yet" or "I don't like this, or "this isn't right." It teaches important messages about respecting boundaries, understanding perspectives, having patience, and standing up for what's right. 

RATING: Two Tuma Thumbs Up 👍🏾👍🏾

Today is PUB DAY for When an Elephant Hears No and it'll make a great addition to any library. Order a copy from Bookshop today and enjoy this 10-page printable activity guide from the publisher when it arrives in the mail!

When an Elephant Hears a No--inner page

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 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.

Thanks for shopping indie and supporting BIPOC authors.

~ Tuma

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