You Can't Call an Elephant in an Emergency

You Can't Call an Elephant in an Emergency

By Author / Illustrator

Patricia Cleveland-Peck, David Tazzyman


Funny Stories

Age range(s)



Bloomsbury Publishing PLC




Paperback / softback




An elephant firefighter? A traffic cop sloth? A paramedic chimpanzee? What a catastrophe! In case of emergency, you'd do best to avoid ALL of these creatures. Find out why in this hilarious picture book filled with the most unlikely rescue attempts. The brilliant new book from the creators of the bestselling You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus and You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger. It's bursting with all sorts of emergency vehicles and crazy creatures. Nee-nar! Nee-nar!



This is a fun, rhyming book for children to enjoy! It includes a range of animals doing silly things which will make children laugh and rhyming books are always a winner in my opinion.

Each page is beautifully illustrated with pictures of animals doing funny things while small disasters begin to unfold around them! These include a highland cow driving a snow plough, a sleeping sloth causing a traffic jam and a panda flying a plane.

I'd recommend this book as a nice story for children of all ages but it does have some challenging vocabulary. It would provide a nice story for EYs and KS1 children with lots of discussion opportunities with adults, or for older children as more of an independent read.  A lovely book!

Picture Book / Reviewed by Lucy Newton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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