Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

Meerkat Mail

Written by Emily Gravett
Illustrated by Emily Gravett

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A Useful book about Families. A brilliant picture book from the winner of the Kate Greenway Medal. Meerkat Mail is a delightful tale of Sunny the Meerkat who lives in the Kalahari Desert. Bored with his life he goes off to seek adventure but things don’t go quite to plan until… You must read it to find out.


Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides he's had enough and packs his bags. He's off to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunny just doesn't fit in. And who's that shadowy figure who seems to be following him around? There's so much to enjoy, from the newspaper cuttings on the endpapers to the wittily accurate information about each mongoose species Sunny visits on his journey.

With seven giant glossy postcards attached to the pages, this beautiful book is rich with comic detail and will keep any meerkat fan entertained for hours.

First published in 2006, this brilliant picture book from the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal has an eyecatching new cover, wonderfully detailed, witty artwork and a giant, glossy postcard flap to lift on every spread. Perfect for meerkat fans!


'essential for every suitcase or library' Sunday Times

'Expressive, intricately detailed drawings' Guardian

'the loveliest picture book I have seen this year Bookseller

Exceptionally good Publishing News

Gravett's pencil and wash style has both humour and bite' Independent

About the Author

Emily Gravett

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.

Emily Gravett is an author/illustrator of exceptional talent. Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, her sharp wit and seemingly effortless drawing have created such brilliant picture books as Wolves, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg. Emily lives in Brighton with her family and their two dogs, Otto and Edith.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett’s distinctive illustrations are always full of wit bringing the unexpected into stories and injecting them all with delightful humour. There’s magic in Spells as a frog turns himself into a handsome prince – well, almost!, excellent advice for rabbits on how to spot the danger of wolves in Wolves, lots of useful tips on how to be braver than you feel in Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, a thoughtful exploration of how home often turns out to be best despite feelings of wanderlust in Meerkat Mail, a celebration of exuberant movement in Monkey and Me and a fresh and delightful look at Dogs.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

25th August 2016




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