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You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger

Written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Illustrated by David Tazzyman

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LoveReading View on You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger

There’s all sorts of useful advice in this picture book.  Not only should you not let an elephant drive a digger, it isn’t advisable either to let a polar bear cut your hair, or a seal prepare your meal; and you should never go to the loo with a kangaroo.  In fact, it concludes, it’s far more sensible to forget about letting the various animals help and just play with them instead.  Each zany situation will have children laughing out loud and they’ll soon be joining in with the lively rhyming text.  David Tazzyman’s illustrations inject an extra layer of wild excitement and anarchy, and this deserves to become a huge favourite with readers. 

Andrea Reece

You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger Synopsis

Elephants driving diggers?

Gorillas on scooters?

A shark in the bath?

A kangaroo ... on the loo?

Join in with the fun as an array of improbable creatures tries to be helpful (with hilarious consequences) in this laugh-out-loud picture book.

You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger Press Reviews

Praise for You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus:

... delightfully brought to life with David Tazzyman's quirky illustrations and a jaunty rhyming text. You will laugh out loud as tigers ride on trains, whales ride on bikes and giraffes go on aeroplanes    Publishers Association

The bold, caricature-style illustrations, rhyming couplets and varying font styles add to the humour  Practical Pre-School

Everything that you could wish for in a picture book: humour, ridiculous situations and imagination-stimulating scenarios. Quite frankly, this is picture-book writing and illustration at its very best  Being a Mummy

David Tazzyman's scratchy style is a great match to this scatty, surprising picture book   Books for Keeps

Chaotic, crazy, fabulously funny and full of humorously energetic illustrations, this is a book that promises to evoke giggles of glee from readers fortunate enough to come across it   Eye, Eye

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ISBN: 9781408879139
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408879139
Publication date: 12th July 2018
Author: Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Illustrator: David Tazzyman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About Patricia Cleveland-Peck

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.

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