Poe Won’t Go Has the Feel of a Contemporary Classic

PoeA pink elephant named Poe sits in the middle of a town’s only road and won’t budge—until someone bothers to find out why he’s there.

The people of Prickly Valley try all sorts of methods to get him to go-but one thoughtful little girl works up the courage to do what no one else has done: ask him.

When Poe reveals his sweet reason for staying, kindness and open communication prevail over anger and assumption.

Balancing both hilarity and sensitivity, Poe Won’t Go has the feel of a contemporary classic, reminding readers that there is power in one, power in listening, and power in being a friend.

Publisher’s Weekly added:

OHora’s illustrations are a treat. He infuses the characters, even nameless townspeople, with unique personalities and styles, and shifts in perspective—from wide views that depict Poe surrounded by cars and crowds to close spreads that show only Poe’s shocked expression and a tiny, satisfied Marigold—inspire a deeper audience connection with this patient elephant and wise youth.

OHora’s matte-finish acrylic-and-pencil illustrations are reminiscent of Madeline’s but with a pink and gold palette; Marigold is an endearing heroine.

Enjoy this uproarious text with vibrant illustrations!


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