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Humperdink Our Elephant Friend

Humperdink Our Elephant Friend

When Humperdink the baby elephant joins the children's playgroup, he seems friendly enough, but it soon becomes clear that he's not very good at the usual games the children play, like dressing up or hide-and-seek. When he breaks the children's favourite slide, everyone feels sad... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781786035424
Barcode 9781786035424
Published 6 May 2019 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Taylor, Sean
Illustrated by Alexander, Claire
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781786035424
ISBN-10 1786035421
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication Date 6 May 2019
International Publication Date 16 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Taylor, Sean
Illustrated by Alexander, Claire
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
School Stories
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 276mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 974387

Description of this Book

When Humperdink the baby elephant joins the children's playgroup, he seems friendly enough, but it soon becomes clear that he's not very good at the usual games the children play, like dressing up or hide-and-seek. When he breaks the children's favourite slide, everyone feels sad. But with a little patience and understanding the children soon discover that Humperdink is good at some things - especially if they use their imaginations - leading to a riotously fun conclusion. A delightful picture book with endearing artwork and a humorous story to engage young readers and help them gain an understanding about those different from themselves. This title helps children learn the key skill of playing with and accepting new friends, whatever their size, shape... or species! Exploring themes of empathy and imaginative play, this title is a must-have for young readers seeking to understand the world around them.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sean Taylor is a children's author, storyteller and teacher with experience of creative writing teaching in three continents. His books include The Great Snake, Purple Class and the Skelington, Purple Class and the Flying Spider, Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All, The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair, Who Ate Auntie Iris and We Have Lift-Off. He lives partly in England and partly in Brazil where his wife is from.Claire Alexander is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. She studied a degree in Fine Art and later specialised in childrens illustration. Claire teaches her own picture book course for adults in London and regularly visits schools, where she enjoys drawing for children.

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