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Where's Tumpty?

Written by Polly Dunbar

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Part of the Tilly and Friends Series

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

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When Tumpty the elephant tries to hide, the other animals all laugh! Whatever place Tumpty tries, he will still always be visible! But then Tumpty really does disappear. Everyone looks high and low. At last Tumpty reappears. This time, he really was hiding!   

Tilly and Friends began life as a charming series of six books by acclaimed author-illustrator Polly Dunbar, and... Exciting news! Tilly and Friends begins on CBeebies, in September 2012... 52 delicious episodes. Each episode follows the everyday adventures of Tilly and her five friends – Pru, Hector, Doodle, Tiptoe and Tumpty – all living in a little yellow house!


About the TV series, Tilly and Friends 

tilly and friendsEverybody wants to be Tilly’s friend! Step through the front door of The Little Yellow House and enjoy a visual feast of imagination and fun. Tilly is a little girl who lives with her best friends – Hector the playful pig, Tumpty the gentle elephant, Doodle the apple loving crocodile, Tiptoe, the little rabbit who loves to twinkle and Pru the fabulously glamorous chicken.

Tilly’s world is one which children will be able to relate to and where friendship is at the heart of everything. Tilly loves having her friends around her and always makes time for them with all sorts of imaginative play, discovering the joys and challenges of friendship.

The series comprises 52 episodes of 11 minutes and encourages creativity in a world of everyday adventures. Made by JAM Media and Walker Productions with creative production from Polly Dunbar herself, the series examines the true values of friends and the essence of real love and friendships.

Where's Tumpty? Synopsis

Tumpty is trying his hardest to hide ...will he ever succeed? I'm hiding, said Tumpty. You can't see me! But everyone can see Tumpty, upside down under a large cardboard box, behind a pot plant. It's very funny. But later when they really can't find Tumpty - not in the cupboard or behind the curtain or in the biscuit tin - suddenly it isn't funny at all...

Utterly charming artwork, delicious palette, gentle humour and winsome characters have deservedly made this a series of winners. From the bestselling author and illustrator of Penguin which was the winner of the 0-5 Nestle Silver Award 2007 and the 2007 Booktrust Early Years Award in the pre-school category.

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ISBN: 9781406340457
Publication date: 06/09/2012
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406340457
Publication date: 6th September 2012
Author: Polly Dunbar
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About Polly Dunbar

Polly Dunbar is a major picture-book talent. She is the author-illustrator of a series called Tilly and Friends which has been made into an animated series, to air on CBeebies from September 2012.  She's also the author/illustrator of Penguin, Arthur's Dream Boat, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her titles have won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Year's Award 2007, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize 2007, the Practical Pre-School Award 2007 and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008, and was shortlisted for ...

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