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Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency

By Cressida Cowell
Illustrated by Neal Layton

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

By the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series comes a reissue of the classic tale of Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit called Stanley.

Emily Brown, Stanley the bunny and Matilda the elephant are busy going on adventures, but every time they get to a particularly exciting part . . . Ring! Ring! goes the Emergency Telephone and it's Matilda's mummy on the end worrying that Matilda isn't wearing her wellies, or eating properly or almost anything. How can Emily Brown persuade her that sometimes adventures are good?

This brilliant title from this award-winning team is a witty and poignant book about the importance of spending quality time with your children and allowing them to explore the world around them.

'A sensitive and witty handling of fears that has a valuable lesson for adults too. Great fun.' - Daily Mail

Written by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/

Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick.
http://www.neallayton.co.uk/

Biographical Notes

Cressida Cowell (Author)
Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.

How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller.

Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes for her books, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize , the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now'magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity.

She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.

Neal Layton (Illustrator)
Many of Neal's ideas come from his childhood, and now he's grown up, from being a parent. He has illustrated more than 60 books to date, working with authors such as Michael Rosen and Cressida Cowell, and won several prizes including a Gold Award for 'That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown'. He also writes his own books including the pop-up book'The Story of Everything' and the best selling 'Mammoth Academy Series'. His books are currently in print in more that 16 languages worldwide. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his wife and two daughters. He likes living by the seaside.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444923438
  • Publication date: 04 Jun 2015
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
An absolute cracker of a picture bokk to stretch your imagination — Newbury Weekly News
No.8 in The Hit List - Over protective parenting causes problems in the latest in the delightful Emily Brown series — The Independent on Sunday
[A] delicious fantastical adventure — The Guardian
This zany story is full of fun as well as being an imaginative exploration of insecure emotional attachment...Quite superb — Books For Keeps
Aimed squarely at mums and dads who will be sharing this, the message is delivered in a light-hearted, wryly knowing way, with plenty of colourful, visual adventures for the young reader to enjoy — Carousel
This zany story is full of fun as well as being an imaginative exploration of insecure emotional attachment. Layton's illustrations are perfect foils for the story. Quite superb. ***** — Books For Keeps
A sensitive and witty handling of fears that has a valuable lesson for adults too. Great fun — Daily Mail
Neal Layton's artwork is an absolute joy. — INIS
Already firm favourites.. each story has been brilliant. — School Librarian
The latest in the delightful Emily Brown series. — Independent on Sunday
Great fun. — Daily Mail
Superb. ***** — Books For Keeps
Plenty of colourful visual adventures for the younger reader to enjoy. — Carousel
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