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Children's Fiction Friendship

No, No, Gnome!

illustrated by Ashlyn Anstee

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Initial publish date
Feb 2016
Friendship, Beginner, General
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
Recommended Reading age
4 to 8
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2016
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2016
    List Price
    $10.99 USD

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For fans of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and No, David! comes a tale about a very small gnome who has some very big ideas about the school garden.

Gnome cannot wait to help his friends harvest the school garden! But his eagerness and excitement get him into trouble, leaving them all saying, “No, no, Gnome!”

The author/illustrator of Are We There, Yeti? delivers a sweet new picture book starring a loveable little hero who has a whole lot of energy...and heart.

About the author

Ashlyn Anstee grew up in Vancouver, studied in Toronto, and then settled in Los Angeles. A graduate of Sheridan College, she works as a story artist and animator in the animation industry. In her spare time, she makes short films and pats cats. She is the author/illustrator of Are We There, Yeti? and No, No, Gnome! To see more of her work, visit

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Editorial Reviews

“Anstee’s bright, retro illustrations effectively convey what’s both funny and wrong when Gnome goes wild. And most children will know a Gnome—or know that they’re capable of Gnome-like behavior from time to time.”

Publishers Weekly

"Anstee’s illustrations are full of color, energy, and life. Young children will appreciate the humor in this story and will chime in on the “No, no, Gnome!” refrain. A charming book for storytime..."

School Library Journal

"A lighthearted glimpse into a hyperactive, impulsive tot's world and a possible learning tool to encourage social-emotional growth."

Kirkus Reviews

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