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April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month There’s lots of laughs here! An elephant on a bus, a whale on a bike, a hippo in a hot air balloon – none of these is a good idea as soon becomes clear in the attractive and bouncy rhyme of this witty picture book. The catastrophes that lie in store in each case such as the bus toppling over when nudged by the elephant, the enormous whale teetering on a tiny bike and hippo on a collision course with a chimney pot are wittily illustrated by David Tazzyman, much loved for his illustrations for Andy Stanton’s delightfully disgusting Mr Gum.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month April 15
Slug Needs a Hug by Jeanne Willis
You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Where's the Elephant? by Barroux
Migloo's Day by William Bee
You can't take an elephant on the bus...
It would simply cause a terrible fuss!
Elephants' bottoms are heavy and fat
and would certainly squash the seats quite flat.
Never put a camel in a sailing boat, or a tiger on a train, and don't even THINK about asking a whale to ride a bike...
This riotous picture book is filled with animals causing total disaster as they try to travel in the most unsuitable vehicles. A real romp of a book, with hilarious rhyming text and spectacular illustrations.
Kids love to read and share books from an early age and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of the younger members of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||9th April 2015|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Patricia Cleveland-Peck lived in France and Ireland before settling in rural Sussex. She has published fourteen children's books and has also written adult books and plays. She now works as a travel journalist but with a young granddaughter has returned to the world of children's books with You Can't Take an Elephant on a Bus, her first book for Bloomsbury.More About Patricia Cleveland-Peck