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Meerkat mail

Meerkat mail

Gravett, Emily, author, artist

Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. One day Sunny goes to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunny just doesn't fit in. And what's that shadowy figure that seems to be following him around?

Paperback, Book. English. Early Years. Picture Books. Lift-the-flap books. Children's stories.
Published London: Two Hoots, 2016

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Statement of responsibility: Emily Gravett
ISBN: 1509836136, 9781509836130
Intended audience: Carries 'CE' logo. Preschool.
Note: Originally published: London: Macmillan Children's Books, 2006.
Note: Lift-the-flap book.
Physical Description: 28 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 22 x 28 cm
Subject: Meerkat Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Mongooses Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Author note

Emily Gravett is a graduate of Brighton University and the winner of the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. She burst onto the scene with the startlingly original Wolves, with which she won her first Kate Greenaway Award. Emily won her second for the extraordinary Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears. Some of her other titles include Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts, Dogs, Monkey and Me and, with Julia Donaldson, Cave Baby. A traveller in her youth, Emily has now settled in Brighton with her partner, their daughter, and two pet dogs.


essential for every suitcase or library
Sunday Times||Expressive, intricately detailed drawings
Guardian||the loveliest picture book I have seen this year
Bookseller||Exceptionally good
Publishing News||Gravett's pencil and wash style has both humour and bite