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Written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Illustrated by David TazzymanWrite A Review
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2021
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.
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You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman
One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson
Get ready for a fun-filled ride and join a whole range of crazy creatures on a hilarious board book adventure! 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 board book is filled with animals causing total disaster as they try to travel in the most unsuitable vehicles. With hilarious rhyming text and spectacular illustrations, this is a real romp of a book - perfect for reading aloud!
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.
You will laugh out loud - Guardian
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
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
It's 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
Publication date: 21/01/2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Board book
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||21st January 2021|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks, 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
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