Author(s): Patricia Cleveland-Peck
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 picture book is filled with animals causing total disaster as they try to travel in the most unsuitable vehicles. A real romp of a book, with hilarious rhyming text and spectacular illustrations.
Crazy, chaotic fun with an array of animals as they ride all sorts of unsuitable vehicles, from the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books
'... 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
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. David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books (Egmont) which have won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. David grew up in Leicester, and studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. You Can't Take an Elephant on a Bus is his first picture book for Bloomsbury. He lives in south London with his partner and their three children.