Book giveaway: You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus

You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus

'You can't take an elephant on the bus... It would simply cause a terrible fuss! 

Elephant's bottoms are heavy and fat, and would certainly squash the seats quite flat.'

This crazy book by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman is full of chaotic fun which follows the escapades of an array of animals who cause total disaster as they ride around on all sorts of unsuitable vehicles.

As featured in our list of best new picture books this spring, this hilarious rhyming book is guaranteed to result in peals of giggles and suggestions of equally crazy combinations.    


This giveaway is sponsored by
Bloomsbury Books



About the Author

Patricia Cleveland-Peck lived in France and Ireland before settling in rural Sussex. She has published 14 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.

About the Illustrator

David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books 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.


Book giveaway

We're giving away 50 copies of You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus. Fill in the form below to apply for a free copy.  Don't forget, if you receive a free copy of this book, we kindly ask that you post a review in our book review section or post on the discussion thread.

This giveaway closes 10am, Monday 20 April, so apply now.




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