Noodlephant Children's Book by Jacob Kramer
"Noodlephant" is a story about an elephant and her friends who band together to overthrow the kangaroos that run their town. Its about who makes rules, and who must break them. It's about noodles and revolution, laws and lasagna.
"Noodlephant" shows us that laws are not set in stone; like pasta, laws are just another thing people make. Real social change always comes from the bottom up, when groups of people band together to exercise their collective will.
Author Jacob Kramer and Illustrated by K-Fai Steele, "hope that Noodlephant offers children a generous, sustaining picture of the community, solidarity, mutual aid, and self-determination that will be required to transform our societies. Noodlephant and her friends care about each other, and they also care about fairness for everyone. They learn when it's okay to not be obedient, when it's important to speak up for themselves and their community."
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
"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 love Noodlephant - brilliant & necessary, and the parable we need now." - Dave Eggers, Best-Selling Author, Editor, Publisher, and Co-Founder of 826 National