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Noodlephant – by Jacob Kramer (Hardcover) Description:

Noodlephant – by ★ 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 and necessary and the 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 Elephants parties the bleakness of her imprisonment and her satisfaction as she finds a way to outwit her oppressors. –Publishers Weekly Its about a noodle-loving elephant. Its about a magic pasta machine. Its about a communitys response to injustice. Its 80 pages long. All that is to say its unlike any picture book Ive read in a long time. And its 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 Whats most remarkable about Noodlephant is how it trusts its young readers to recognize broad concepts like injustice oppression and civil disobedience. Its great silly fun but also subversive and empathetic and intelligent. Its truly amazing to see students engage with the story and apply its many lessons to their understanding of the world. –David Skylight Books (Los Angeles CA) This story about standing up to injustice is both charming and resonant!–Sara Grochowski McLean and 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 just have to break the rules. K-Fai Steeles cartoony art is bold bright and loaded with noodley fun. –Rosemary Kiladitis Mom Read It I just love love love this book! –Cindy Derby I cannot tell you how much I loved Noodlephant!!!!! . . . Not only do I dig the message but I am also smitten with the illustrations. There is a long hold list for our copy. –Maria Falgoust Librarian International School of Brooklyn (Brooklyn NY) This book will not only make you crave noodles asap itll make you hungry to go change the world. –The Reading Ninja @thereadingninja …theres a long waitlist for students to check out this popular book. I just cannot keep it on the shelf! –Heather Jones Librarian Redmond Elementary School (Redmond WA) A picture book for even the youngest readers about community social justice incarceration and non-violent protest. Its also about cooking sharing and eating delicious noodles and features a cute cast of animal characters. –Marika McCoola Porter Square Books (Cambridge MA) A creative way to open the eyes of the kids in our community to the injustices surrounding us. A beautiful parable that encourages even the littlest of readers to use their voice for social change! We LOVED having Jacob and K-Fai in the store to read to our customers. The QandA and discussions following the book were encouraging engaging and challenging. This book should be on all bookshelves in every home classroom and library! –Jess Tonti Marketing Coordinator SEED Peoples Market [Our students] loved the story and were able to make such great connections to the MLK study we just finished and I know they will be able to draw from the story and make deep connections as we launch our Black History and Black Noodlephant – by Jacob Kramer (Hardcover)