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Elephant Me

Written by Giles Andreae

Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Key Stage 1 Animals Family / Home Stories General Fiction

LoveReading View on Elephant Me

A new empowering jungle tale from the duo responsible for the worldwide best seller Giraffes Can’t Dance

Twenty years after the publication of the book that must be in every nursery and primary school library, we have another  vividly colourful jungle tale filled with a perfectly judged rhyming text that is a joy to read aloud and sharing a really positive message about being true to yourself and celebrating all sorts of achievements. Guy Parker-Rees has a very distinctive technicolour palette and has talked about his love of drawing elephants, which really shows in the endearing cast of characters here. It is time for the all -important Elephant games when, one by one, the young elephants compete to impress King Elephant Mighty and earn their Elephant Name. So the loudest becomes Elephant Noisy and the strongest Elephant Strong and so on, but right at the end is little Num-Num who did not know what his talent was and whatever he tried, failed to impress the king. He gets called Elephant Nothing at All and sadly Num- Num decides to leave. But the animal friends he gains at his new watering hole convince him of his own worth and he returns to put the king right. This positive message of affirmation is a really timely one and I can see that this text will be as universally popular as its predecessor and a classic in its own right. Indispensable for every library.

Joy Court

Elephant Me Synopsis

The empowering story of little elephant Num-Num, who discovers the importance of simply being YOU! From the creators of international bestseller and much-loved classic Giraffes Can't Dance.

It's time for the Elephant Games! One by one, the young elephants compete to impress King Elephant Mighty and earn their Elephant Name. Nina is the strongest, so she becomes Elephant Strong. Norcus is the loudest, so he becomes Elephant Noisy. Little Elephant Num-Num thinks he will never discover his own special talent - until he learns that the very best thing you can be is YOU!

Giraffes Can't Dance has been a much-loved family favourite for over 20 years, and has sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408356524
Publication date: 14th May 2020
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Animals, Family / Home Stories, General Fiction

About Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae was born in London in 1966. His books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, making him one of the most successful children’s authors working today. He began writing when he was at primary school and gets a lot of his ideas from trying to keep his own children entertained.  Giles is the hugely successful and talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance. He is also the creator of the well-known Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton poetry ranges. Giles lives in London with his wife and four children. His top tips ...

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