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  • Published: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143785392
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99

Too Many Elephants in this House




From the creators of The Terrible Plop comes this delightfully energetic story, full of fun and exuberance.

In Eric's house there were too many elephants – in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom!

The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when his mum says they have to go, Eric comes up with a clever solution to a very BIG problem . . .

From the creators of The Terrible Plop comes this delightfully energetic story, full of fun and exuberance.

  • Pub date: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143785392
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Authors

Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults, which have won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.

Alongside her fiction for older children, Ursula has a wonderful talent for picture books such as the highly popular The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, which have both been adapted as successful stage productions. She has also written the non-fiction Word Spy books about the English language, both of which also won major national awards.

Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University and lives in Sydney with her family.

Andrew Joyner

Andrew Joyner is an internationally published illustrator and author. His bestselling books include the modern classic The Terrible Plop, written by Ursula Dubosarsky (shortlisted for the CBCA awards and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards). Other favourites include Too Many Elephants in this House (with Ursula Dubosarsky), How Big is Too Small (with Jane Godwin), Blue the Builder's Dog (with Jen Storer) and the Boris series for young readers (Ready, Set, Boris was a Notable book in the CBCA Awards). Andrew lives in Strathalbyn, South Australia.


Awards & Recognition

  • Australian Library and Information Association

    Winner • 2013 • National Simultaneous Storytime

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Honour Award • 2013 • Early Childhood

  • Red Dot Students Choice Book Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Early Years

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2013 • Picture Book


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