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One of our Books of the Year 2013 - November 2013 Book of the Month Best selling author and TV star David Walliams has a gift for great jokes. There’s a ring at the door and Sam finds an elephant demanding admittance. Sam does not want the outsize intruder in his house but it turns out that in signing up to adopt an elephant he has agreed to that elephant living with him! Feeding, washing, and entertaining his new house guest is a nightmare. When the doorbell rings again Sam finds his nightmare has just got worse!
A Piece of Passion from Ann-Janine Murtagh, HarperCollins Children’s Books Publisher The Slightly Annoying Elephant has all the hallmarks of David's phenomenal success with a text that is bursting with fun and laughter. His creative partnership with the inimitable Tony Ross blossoms into glorious technicolor in a book where words and pictures dance off the page. Families everywhere love David Walliams - and loyal fans of his novels will be delighted to discover that there is now the perfect book to share with younger brothers and sisters."
What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! Introducing a magnificently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents. A magnificently warm and funny picture book that tells the story of a boy called Sam who is amazed to find a rather annoying elephant on his doorstep!
David Walliams said “I loved working with the great Tony Ross on this my first ever picture book. I hope it will delight readers of all ages for many years to come.”
Tony Ross said “I welcomed the chance to illustrate David Walliams’ first picture book, I guessed it was bound to be funny, and so it was. The icing on the cake was I love drawing elephants (especially blue ones). I enjoyed doing it, so now it’s up to you to enjoy reading.”
PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS'S FICTION:
A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale... hilarious Amanda Craig, The Times
I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics. - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole
A triumphant mix of wit and warmth - Telegraph Books of the Year
a new Roald Dahl - The Times
Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air - The Sun
PRAISE FOR TONY ROSS'S PICTURE BOOKS:
Children's favourite Tony Ross triumphs again - The Times
Tony Ross is a master at capturing the humour in childhood - Books Magazine
Hilarious and a godsend to parents - Daily Mail
A must for any parent and child - The Guardian
Brilliant touches of characterisation and silliness - Books for Keeps
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Mixed media product
|Publication date:||7th November 2013|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
David Walliams is fast becoming a global phenomenon in the world of children’s literature – his ability to wow fans is unprecedented with global sales over 14.1 million. His most recent fiction title, The World’s Worst Children, published on 19th May 2016 sold over 340,000 copies in the UK alone. It went straight to No. 1 on release where it stayed for 4 weeks and also concurred Children’s Books charts, where it stayed at No.1 for 7 weeks. Internationally sales continue to thrive, The World’s Worst Children also went straight to No. 1 in the Australian children’s ...More About David Walliams