Mammoth Pie by Jeanne Willis

Mammoth Pie

Written by Jeanne Willis

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An hilarious hairy adventure at the time of the woolly mammoth. Can the very thin, very hungry caveman ever get the fat mammoth and turn him into a delicious – and filling – pie? Mammoth Pie is hard to get but following the caveman’s attempts to do is fun for all.


Mammoth Pie by Jeanne Willis

On top of a mountain there lived a fat mammoth. Down in the valley there lived a thin caveman. The caveman was hungry. He saw the mammoth and licked his lips. But a mouthwatering Mammoth Pie turns out to be more difficult to come by than the caveman could ever imagine.


Toddlers can't resist Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross's uproarious tales ... a delightful romp, beautifully complemented by Ross's expressive illustrations -- Lorna Bradbury Daily Telegraph Ross's bug-eyed mammoth is irresistible. Glasgow Herald Extremely funny verse and perfect illustrations to match make this vintage Willis and Ross. I can't help smiling every time I think of it. The Bookseller Another dollop of chaotic fun from the pens of Willis and Ross ... Jeanne Willis again demonstrates her wonderful facility with words -- John Dougherty Armadillo told in verse that rolls off the tongue - the sort of verse young children can't wait to join in with ... Ross's witty artwork conveys it all wonderfully. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children’s picture book authors in the UK. Jeanne Willis wrote her first book aged five and has now written over eighty titles. She has won numerous awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. She has written Who’s in the Loo? which won the Red House Children’s Book Award. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (nonfiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th February 2008




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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