When elephants walk, they never bother to look down. Terrified of being crushed by giant feet, a group of mice have finally had enough! One day they come up with a plan. Could pepper be the solution to their problem? A delightful story of small creatures making a big impact!
There are a lot of bright colors and fun illustrations in this book, and the story is quite imaginative about why elephants could be scared of mice. There are definitely some pages sure to make children giggle (adult readers maybe not), such as when the mice get elephant excrement on them and the elephants sneezing up a storm and "the ground was covered in gooey snot"--YA Books Central
Humorous cartoon art with a 1960s aesthetic emphasizes size differences with scale and placement as the text explains that elephants “are always looking up” because they enjoy bird-watching and gazing at elevated scenery. This means they don’t look where they are going and run the risk of stomping on the poor mice...Kirkus
Crayon-like illustrations and a cool palette with spots of yellow and pink portray this mischievous take on why elephants are afraid of mice, available in English and Spanish editions. ---Foreword Reviews
The solution that emerges is unpredictably amusing in a story young picture book readers and read-aloud parents alike will relish, especially with its intriguing embellishments.---Donovan's Literary Service
Rafael Ordonez’s The Pepperstorm speaks to the need for empathy, understanding, and sticking up for oneself in the face of bullies.---NetGalley-Reviewer
t has adorable art and some pretty deep messages wrapped up in a fun way that I think kids will love to read about. It shows that you should be more considerate of your surroundings and of those around you. ---NetGalley-Reviewer