You Can't Take An Elephant On the Bus

By Patricia Cleveland-Peck, David Tazzyman (Illus)
Can't Take an Elephant cover



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.

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Chaotic, crazy, fabulously funny and full of humorously energetic illustrations, this is a books that promises to evoke giggles of glee from readers fortunate enough to come across it

Author Biography

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.