Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside? by Camilla de la Bedoyere

Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside?

Written by Camilla de la Bedoyere
Illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff
Part of the What If a... Series

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This bright, attractive book, part of an innovative non-fiction series, imagines elephants in everyday situations to convey information about the animals in a clever and highly memorable way. For example, what would happen if an elephant went to school? Well, the library would be the best place for it as elephants need to raise their trunks and trumpet loudly to communicate. Children will learn a great deal from the book, not least the importance of asking ‘What if …’. ~ Andrea Reece


Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside? by Camilla de la Bedoyere

Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside? provides a hilarious and informative introduction into the life of an elephant. By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. If an African elephant went to school for a day, what might she get up to? They wouldn't be best suited to the library, when they want to talk elephants raise their trunks and trumpet very loudly! Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain animal facts.

The new titles in this series are:

Could a Crocodile Play Basketball?

Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside?


What if an elephant wanted to go upstairs? What would an elephant like for breakfast? Could an elephant join an art class? With questions to encourage creativity and critical thinking through imaginative and playful storytelling, this book cannot help but be a hit. There are also plenty of interesting facts shared along the way, such as, 'in the wild, elephants roll in the mud, which protects their skin from the hot sun', and the fact that they flap their big ears to cool themselves down Early Years

About the Author

Camilla de la Bedoyere was a teacher for 10 years before she became a full-time non-fiction author. She studied Zoology and Geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 250 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it Camilla is a specialist literacy teacher at a London high school, developing reading skills and encouraging a love of learning through books.

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24 pages
Interest Age: 4


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QED Publishing

Publication date

17th August 2015




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