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You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car

Written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Illustrated by David Tazzyman

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Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers Funny Sporting Stories Stories about Animals

Entertainingly absurd animal antics with a heart-warming message about trying your best

Part of the brilliantly silly series that includes You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus, You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger, You Can't Call an Elephant in an Emergency and You Can't Take an Elephant on Holiday, You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car is a fabulous addition to Patrice Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman’s riotously engaging picture book partnership.

“You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car” – his vehicle will fall apart before he even makes it to the start! But this book isn’t only about the misguided elephant. Each spread features a fresh animal engaging in an activity that isn’t entirely appropriate. How about a walrus wonkily attempting to ride a bike? Or an excitable octopus playing table tennis? And what do you think would happen if a hippo tried to pole-vault? And so this delightful dance of absurdity continues, with a denouement that reminds readers that taking part and trying your best matters more than winning medals.

With illustrations that’ll prompt laughter and discussion (“what are those silly monkeys doing? Look at the puma stuck on the diving board!”) and rhyming text that begs to be chanted aloud, this is one of those marvellous “again, again!” kind of books.

Joanne Owen

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You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car Synopsis

Have you ever seen a weightlifting wombat, or a figure-skating alligator? How about a pole-vaulting hippo, or an octopus playing table tennis? Get ready for all sorts of hilarious animal antics in this side-splitting picture book from the creators of the bestselling You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus.

From zebras playing cricket to a walrus on a mountain bike, this book will make you laugh out loud. Jam-packed with silly animals and all your favourite sports, it's riotous, irresistible fun!

Also available:

You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus

You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger

You Can't Call an Elephant in an Emergency

You Can't Take an Elephant on Holiday

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You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car Press Reviews

Praise for You can't Take an Elephant on Holiday;

'Brilliantly funny' - Abi Elphinstone

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

'You will laugh out loud' - Guardian

 

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ISBN: 9781526635402
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526635402
Publication date: 12th May 2022
Author: Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Illustrator: David Tazzyman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Funny, Sporting Stories, Animals

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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