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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books - Enchanted Lion Books (Feb. 22 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159270266X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592702664
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 1.3 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #647,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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? Accessible sentences are peppered with spurts of couplets, wordplay, and culinary vocabulary. The art is perfect: pen-and-ink and colorful washes show numerous, wide-eyed animal citizens, anthropomorphic and, sometimes, laugh-out-loud funny." - STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
"I love Noodlephant - brilliant & necessary, andthe parable we need now." - Dave Eggers, Best-Selling Author, Editor, Publisher, and Co-Founder of 826 National
"Kramer tackles political oppression with wit, inventiveness, and a love of good food. Noodlephant the elephant is so named by her crowd of friends, who treasure her love of pasta and the way she cooks for every sort of animal - except the kangaroos, who would rather spend their time making unfair laws. Things head downhill when the kangaroos dictate that Elephants must eat only sticks and branches - enjoying pasta means time in the zoo. Throughout, sly verse interludes capture the animals' subversive spirit: 'The laws for elephants and shrews/ ... should be the same as those we use,/ for all you wealthy kangaroos.' Noodlephant and her friends come up with a machine that turns everything into pasta ('cans into cannelloni, pillows into ravioli'), but their creativity lands Elephant in the zoo. [... ] Graceful black ink lines and bold color wash by newcomer Steele give the story even more comic force, capturing the joy of Elephant's parties, the bleakness of her imprisonment, and her satisfaction as she finds a way to outwit her oppressors." - Publishers Weekly
"It's about a noodle-loving elephant. It's about a magic pasta machine. It's about a community's response to injustice. It's 80 pages long. All that is to say it's unlike any picture book I've read in a long time. And it's great." - Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes
"I truly believe that the best way to engage kids with issues of inequality and justice is through story. Noodlephant manages to take on racism, police brutality, and unjust laws in a playful, thought provoking way. The illustrations are detailed and fun. We stumbled upon a reading of this book at the library, and my kids loved it. The authors are really doing something special." - Mission Branch, San Francisco Public Library
"This story about standing up to injustice is both charming and resonant!" - Sara Grochowski, McLean & Eakin Booksellers
" Noodlephant is a fun, wacky look at creative civil disobedience and injustice. The kangaroos are oppressive and mean, forbidding other animals from enjoying anything the kangaroos deem exclusive to their little group. The pushback is creative and silly enough to get a laugh out of readers while encouraging them to think about bullying and exclusion. Occasional verse lends a subversive air that kids will understand and appreciate: "When the laws are so unjust, misbehavior is a must!" Sometimes, you justhave to break the rules. K-Fai Steele's cartoony art is bold, bright, and loaded with noodley fun." - Rosemary Kiladitis, Mom Read It
""This book will not only make you crave noodles asap, it'll make you hungry to go change the world." - The Reading Ninja, @thereadingninja

About the Author

Jacob Kramer grew up in Providence, RI and studied film-making and writing at Harvard. Like Noodlephant, he loves hunting for mushrooms, eating noodles, and organizing with friends in pursuit of justice. He lives in Somerville, MA, where he is an arts council Fellow.

K-Fai Steele grew up in a house built in the 1700s with a printing press her father bought from a magician, and she’s been writing and drawing books ever since. She’s made drawings for Chibitronics, the Reykjavik Grapevine, MIT Media Lab, School Library Journal, Philly Weekly, the Creativity Labs at Indiana University, and more. K-Fai is the 2018 recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Collection Memorial Fellowship. Noodlephant, publishing in 2019, is her first book with Enchanted Lion. Other forthcoming titles include A Normal Pig (Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins) and Old MacDonald Had a Baby by Emily Snape with Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan (Fall 2019).

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