Three Cheers for No-Ears! - NZ children's book in classy company in the US !

THREE CHEERS FOR NO-EARS! By Kyle Mewburn, US$20, Photo: Courtesy of Scholastic

MARTIN KATZ Multi-Stone Drop Earrings, $89,500, Photo: Courtesy of Martin Katz

SOLANGE AZAGURY-PARTRIDGE Black Rainbow Earrings, $57,500, Photo: Courtesy of Solange Azagury-Partridge

LYDIA COURTEILLE Bestiary Monkey Earrings, £16,390, Photo: Courtesy of Couture Lab

DE GRISOGONO Gypsy Earrings, Price Upon Request, Photo: Courtesy of De Grisogono

DIOR FINE JEWELLRY Incroyables et Merveilleuses Collection Fleurs Earrings, Price Upon Request, Available at Dior New York, 212.931.2950, Photo: Courtesy of Dior

ROBERTO COIN Volcano Earrings, $10,900, Available at Saks Fifth Avenue Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Coin

DEAN HARRIS Green Tourmaline and Diamond Drop Earrings, $5,700, Photo: Courtesy of David Douglas for Dean Harris

KIMBERLY MCDONALD Crystal Opal and Natural Rose Cut Diamond Drop Earrings, $49,500, Available at Bergdorf Goodman, Photo: Courtesy of Kimberly McDonald

PAUL MORELLI Large Appliqué Double Dangle Earrings, $10,000, Photo: Courtesy of Paul Morelli

CATHY WATERMAN Amethyst Arabesque Earrings, $10,810, Photo: Courtesy of Barneys

Three Cheers for Drop Earrings

Do your ears hang low?

Elizabeth Taylor once said, “Big girls need big diamonds.” If your preference leans toward a small pearl stud or a strand of dangling crystal, it may be time to heed Ms. Taylor’s advice. There are myriad possibilities to choose from, especially when it comes to what to put on your ears.
Kyle Mewburn’s Three Cheers for No-Ears! demonstrates how audacious you can be with the rocks that you place on your lobes. As an elephant with tiny ears, the title character gets assistance from the other animals to enhance the small appendage that makes him the runt of his herd. Deborah Hinde’s illustrations depict No-Ears outfitted with feathers, flowers, and even fur and bananas. With such options, why settle for something small and lackluster? During a season when Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, and Givenchy favored embellishment and statement earrings, No-Ear’s daring accessorizing seems to parallel the fashion of today. Try on a great pair of Kimberly McDonald diamond drops, Dean Harris’ tourmalines or Solange Azagury-Partridge’s colorful cluster to get elephant size glamour. Ms. Taylor would surely approve! —Barry Samaha