You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency

£6.99

You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency is sound advice. It seems like ‘he’ll blunder around and trumpet with glee/ Then tangle the hoses and cause a flood‘. What a disaster! Yet what of other potential chaos? For example, we’re advised, ‘Don’t let a hairy highland cow/ operate the new snow plough…’ What on earth might happen here? Then there’s, ‘Never have a sloth as a traffic cop… Sloths sleep all day, he’d just be a flop.’ 

Alongside the outrageous scenarios, Patricia Cleveland Peck and David Tazzyman offer rapid, black outlined, contemporary illustrations that heighten the fun and the chaos. The joy in the possibilities is huge!

You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency is a funny, outlandish, imaginative and thoroughly engrossing picture book. Bookwagon is delighted to have discovered this title and thereafter other books in their output!

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ou Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency

Patrica Cleveland- Peck and David Tazzyman

(Bloomsbury)

You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency, but neither can you have a sloth as a traffic cop. It seems as though an elephant  will ‘tangle the hoses and cause a flood’ while a sloth would yawn and doze off in open view/ while hundreds of cars are forced to queue!’ What about a penguin as a motor mechanic? Or maybe an anteater to the rescue in a deep, dark cave? I dread to think of a chimpanzee as a paramedic, or a llama was a lifeguard? No, no, no! It seems as though these would be wrong decisions also!
Alongside rip-roaring, ripe vocabulary and outrageous possibilities, this top team offer such descriptive pictures as to fascinate and heighten the amusement. We can imagine families and classrooms extending their own suggestions, such as a cow as a window cleaner?
Rather like What Do You Do if Your House is a Zoo? or There’s a Bear On My Chair the story is imaginative, rhyming, funny and outrageous! Bookwagon is delighted to recommend You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency, a delightful picture book just perfect for sharing!

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