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Emily Brown And The Elephant Emergency : Emily Brown - Cressida Cowell

Emily Brown And The Elephant Emergency

Emily Brown

By: Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton (Illustrator)

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Intrepid explorers Emily Brown and her side-kick bunny, Stanley, are back in a new adventure . . . and look who's with them this time? Matilda the Elephant!

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 new 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.

About The Author

Cressida Cowell grew up mostly in Central London. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. She lives in Hammersmith, London with her husband, three children and a hamster Mini.

About The Illustrator

Neal Layton was born in Chichester, West Sussex. Many of his ideas come he says from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a book shop and has delivered papers. Neal has illustrated more than 40 books to date working with award winning authors such as Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. Oscar and Arabella which he both wrote and illustrated won him the Smarties prize in 2002. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his girlfriend who is also an artist, and their baby daughter.



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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Emily Brown And The Elephant Emergency:

    Superb!!! I have an 8 year old, 5 year old and 4 year old and all loved this. In fact, my eldest loves reading it to the youngest and performing it. Engaging text, enjoyable for everyone!!!

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    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

    Neal Layton's artwork is an absolute joy. - INIS

    Already firm favourites.. each story has been brilliant. - School Librarian

    I love that Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency encourages just a little bit of mischief... - Magpies

    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

    Cressida Cowell

    Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida loves illustrating her own work, but also loves writing books for other people to illustrate as the end result can be so unexpected and inspiring.

    Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit. How to Train Your Dragon is now published in over 30 languages. A DreamWorks Animation feature film is out in March 2010. Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children.

    Visit Cressida Cowell's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9781408302033
    ISBN-10: 1408302039
    Series: Emily Brown
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 32
    Published: 1st July 2010
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 28.0  x 0.3
    Weight (kg): 0.22
    Edition Number: 1