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Meerkat Mail

Written by Emily Gravett

Illustrated by Emily Gravett

Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on Meerkat Mail

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.

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Meerkat Mail Synopsis

Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close ...so 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!

Meerkat Mail Press Reviews

'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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781509836130
Publication date: 25/08/2016
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405090759
Publication date: 03/08/2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509836130
Publication date: 25th August 2016
Author: Emily Gravett
Illustrator: Emily Gravett
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Emily Gravett

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.     Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves, in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for ...

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