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You Can't Call an Elephant in an Emergency

Written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Illustrated by David Tazzyman

Animal Stories Animals Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers Humorous Transport / Construction

LoveReading View on You Can't Call an Elephant in an Emergency

Hilarious picture book adventure that revels in chaos and possibility

Of course you shouldn’t call an elephant in an emergency, he’ll just tangle the fire hoses and cause a flood. Don’t let lemmings fly the rescue helicopter either, or rely on an anteater for a cave rescue (he’ll disgrace himself). These are just some of the ridiculous scenarios dreamed up by Patricia Cleveland-Peck in the latest in this hilarious picture book series, illustrations by David Tazzyman, his scribbly detail catching all the chaos and possibilities of the action. It’s great to read aloud and the action builds to a perfect, and perfectly funny conclusion. Peck and Tazzyman are the consummate picture book partnerships and each double-page is an brilliant adventure in its own right.

Andrea Reece

You Can't Call an Elephant in an Emergency Synopsis

An elephant firefighter? A traffic cop sloth? A paramedic chimpanzee? What a catastrophe!

In case of emergency, you'd do best to avoid ALL of these creatures. Find out why in this hilarious picture book filled with the most unlikely rescue attempts.

The brilliant new book from the creators of the bestselling You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus and You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger. It's bursting with all sorts of emergency vehicles and crazy creatures. Nee-nar! Nee-nar!

You Can't Call an Elephant in an Emergency Press Reviews

Praise for You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger;

Perfect for children aged around 3 to 6, this is a great book to keep boredom at bay and put a smile on your faces - Booktrust  

 

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: 9781408880616
Publication date: 14/05/2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408880616
Publication date: 14th May 2020
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
Genres: Animal Stories, Animals, Humorous, Transport / Construction

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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