Author(s): Tim Hopgood
Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Why? Because today Arthur did something he shouldn't have done - he rode on his big brother's bike (when his mum told him not to) and then he accidentally bumped it into Mum's car. Arthur knows he's done wrong but will he tell the truth OR will he bend it, stretch it, cover it up, hide it ...? What would YOU do? What will Arthur do? Find out in this fresh and funny take on a common childhood predicament - to tell the truth or to tell a little fib. From an exciting new picture book pairing - Booktrust award-winning Tim Hopgood, and internationally bestselling David Tazzyman (illustrator of the Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton).
PUBLICATION JULY 2016
A fabulously funny picture book about the importance (and rewards!) of telling the truth, by the award-winning Tim Hopgood, with illustrations by David Tazzyman, bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton
You will laugh out loud Guardian on You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus, illustrated by David Tazzyman ... delightfully brought to life with David Tazzyman's quirky illustrations and a jaunty rhyming text. You will laugh out loud as tigers ride on trains, whales ride on bikes and giraffes go on aeroplanes Publishers Association on You Can't Take an Elephant On the Bus The bold, caricature style illustrations, rhyming couplets, and varying font styles add to the humour Practical Pre-School on You Can't Take an Elephant On the Bus Everything that you could wish for in a picture book, humour, ridiculous situations and imagination stimulating scenarios. Quite frankly, this is picture book writing and illustration at its very best Being a Mummy on You Can't Take an Elephant On the Bus Chaotic, crazy, fabulously funny and full of humorously energetic illustrations, this is a book that promises to evoke giggles of glee from readers fortunate enough to come across it Eye, Eye on You Can't Take an Elephant On the Bus
Tim Hopgood is best known as the author/illustrator behind books such as Wow! said the Owl, The Big Blue Sofa (Macmillan) and What a Wonderful World! (OUP). The Truth According to Arthur is the first book that he has written but not illustrated himself, and is his first book for Bloomsbury. Tim is a Booktrust award-winner, having won Best Emerging Illustrator for his book, Here Comes Frankie! (Macmillan). David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books (Egmont) which have won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. David grew up in Leicester, and studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. The Truth According to Arthur is his second picture book for Bloomsbury, following the success of You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus. He lives in south London with his partner and their three children.