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You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency

Big, bold and a riot of fun, the slight whacky crew are back in their third book in the Can’t Call An Elephant series, as they all blunder into and through an emergency, and somehow all end up going on a holiday.

Well presented this simply worded story shows children why it is so important to know the right person to go to in an emergency, rather than go to the wrong person such as Llama as a life guard as her manners are just to awful, or Sloth as a traffic cop because he does so love to sleep.

Now Porcupine is the very last person to rely on if you need rescuing in a flood rescue craft. Why; because her very strong prickles might puncture the boat. Oh boy, what a disaster.

As children everywhere know Elephants are very large creatures, who love to trumpet and slosh around as the firemen unroll their hoses in an emergency. They have a great laugh but what about the emergency!

The fun filled antics of the most unlikely rescue creatures to ever put on uniforms creates an excellent platform for teaching about emergencies, what not to do and then, by association, who to look for if things do go terribly wrong.

As a large picture book format the wording is suitable for beginner readers, the illustrations bold and colourful with a heap of built in, laugh out loud moments to be discovered.

You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency; find out why not!


Author Patricia Cleveland: Illustrations David Tazzyman
Publisher Bloomsbury Children's Books
ISBN 9781408880623
Distributor Bloomsbury Children's Books
Released August 2020