Pretty Please

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Pretty Please

  • Author Ages: 6-8
  • ISBN: 978-988-13401-3-9
  • Published: December 2014
  • Price: $80
  • Charity Beneficiary: Make-A-Wish Hong Kong
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Humans have achieved incredible feats and made astounding progress. We have climbed the highest mountains, dived to the bottom of the ocean, and sent people to the moon. But what about our animal friends? Don’t they have dreams too?
Inspired by Mo Willems’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, these stories by our young authors aged 6-8 all feature an animal with a dream, but as the famous song says, “You can’t always get what you want.” From a walrus who wants to work out at the gym to a cow who dreams of becoming a dancer, each animal has the perseverance to keep trying, the creativity to think of yet another cunning plan, and the courage to face the challenges put in their way.
Will their dreams ever come true? Perhaps with a little help from you! Come on, pretty please?

Workshop: Please May I?

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Books for Charity

All ECP books are written by students in Hong Kong with net proceeds donated to our charity partners to support the valuable work that they do in Hong Kong and worldwide.

Charity partners include Room to Read, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, Hong Kong Dog Rescue, The Hong Kong Red Cross, Foodlink Foundation, and Vision First.

About Our Authors

Young people often struggle to be heard, but Elephant Community Press offers opportunities for students to share their ideas with friends, family and the community at large. By publishing the work of young authors, ECP aims to demonstrate that there is an audience for well-crafted and thoughtful writing, no matter how old the writers are.

Our young authors range in age from 6 to 17 and attend both local and international schools in Hong Kong. They herald from diverse backgrounds, but share with us a passion for storytelling and the belief that everyone has something worthwhile to say.

ECP has worked with students from a wide variety of schools including Canadian International, German Swiss, Kennedy, Diocesan Girls’ Junior School, St. Paul’s Co-Ed, West Island, Braemar Hill, Diocesan Boys’ School, Singapore International, French International, HKIS, Glenealy and Renaissance College.

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