Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Book review: The Slightly Annoying Elephant

 Front cover of The slightly annoying Elephant by David Walliams showing a big blue elephant and a small boy hiding behind his leg

Plot Summary: When Sam adopted an elephant at the zoo little did he realise the elephant would turn up on his doorstep. Sam soon realises that elephants don't make great house guests and that you should always read the small print.

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What my daughter thinks: This book has quickly become a favourite, M loves to say "Oh no" as she turns the page and sees all the trouble the elephant causes. I'm confident that she will continue to enjoy it and pick up more details as she gets older

M reading "The Slightly Annoying Elephant" with Grandma
What I think: This humorous story is David Walliam's first picture book, but he has previously written 6 children's novels (nope I didn't realise this before either, but you can find out more here). The clever humour and happy ending (for the elephant) are typical Walliams. The story is complemented beautifully by Tony Ross's illustrations.

Other details
Type of book: Hardback with dust cover
Age range: a great book for children of all ages, marketed at 3 years upwards
Words per page: Up to 50 medium print
Price: £12.99 RRP, but available to pre-order now from Amazon for £6.49
Author: David Walliams
Illustrations: Tony Ross
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's books
ISBN: 978-0-00-749399-9
Available from 7th November

Thank you to The Big Shot and HarperCollins for letting us have an advanced copy of this lovely book.

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