Elephants Don’t Grow on Trees

written by A. H. Benjamin & illustrated by Adrie le Roux

Mr Trumpton loves elephants. As a boy, he used to ask his parents to buy him an elephant for a pet. “No!” they would reply. “Elephants don’t grow on trees!” One day Mr Trumpton decides that he has waited long enough “I simply must have an elephant!” he said to himself. A wonderfully charming story. Attia Benkerif, writing as A H BENJAMIN is a British children’s writer of over 40 picture and early reader books, many of which have been translated into foreign languages – including Afrikaans. Several of Attia’s works have been adapted for British radio, television and theatre. A former banker, Attia has four grown up children and five grandchildren. He lives with his wife in Lincolnshire, England. The author has requested that royalties from sales of elephants don’t grow on Trees! be donated to the Thula Thula Conservation Fund. ADRIE LE ROUX is an artist and illustrator based in Pretoria, South Africa. Adrie holds an M(Phil) degree in Visual Arts (Illustration) from Stellenbosch University, and is currently working towards a PhD in the same field, focusing on wordless picture books in creating a culture of reading. Adrie has also illustrated Elena Agnello’s I AM ALEXfor Bumble Books.

Paperback / 280 x 215 / 32 pages / Bumbles Books