Elephants on Tour Review & Giveaway

Elephants on Tour Review: If you are regular readers of Mudpie Fridays you will know that we have a passion for travel. So when Laurence King Publishing got in contact and asked if we would like to review Elephants on Tour I said yes thinking it would be right up our street. We weren’t disappointed. However what I wasn’t expecting is the fact that it is so much more than a book.

Monkey was instantly drawn to it because of the bright colours. I liked the idea because I hoped it would teach him about the great cities and buildings of the world. But what I hadn’t appreciated was how interactive the book is. The idea is that there are five elephants who go on a journey around the world. Each double spread is a different city and the reader needs to search out each elephant. Each elephant has its own personality and hobby which means you are searching for things relating to the hobby. Such as the explorer – a suitcase, the foodie – a cupcake, the artist – some paint, the photographer – a camera and an athlete.

The twenty two illustrations are hand drawn by a French Artist called Guillaume Cornet. The city scapes are literally packed with thousands of things to spot. Monkey really enjoyed searching for the elephants. However what I didn’t realise until after is that there are plenty of other things to look out for too. Such as different types of food, transport and activities. On the back pages there is a guide which will show you where everything is, incase you get stuck.

It is great for sparking up conversations around places we have travelled to. Rome has been on the list for a while as a family, after Hubby and I visited on our honeymoon. Explaining all the landmarks we had visited to Monkey really ignited his imagination. There are also lots of places included which we have yet to travel to such as Tokyo, Peru and Madagascar. I was interested to see that the book also has key facts about each location such as the currency and language. Educational books always get a big tick from us.

We have taken this book with us to restaurants and on car journeys as well a pouring over it at home. Its aimed at children aged six and over and it has kept Monkey engrossed for ages. Available to buy at all good book shops it launched this week priced £14.99. The lovely people at Laurence King Publishers have given me an additional copy to giveaway to my readers. To be in with a chance of winning please enter using the gleam application below, and please note the T&Cs.

Elephants on Tour Book

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive a copy of the Elephants on Tour book
  • The giveaway will close on the 11th November at midnight, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.


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This is a collaborative post I was compensated for my time and sent a copy of the Elephants on Tour in return for this review. All opinions are my own.



  1. Priscilla Stubbs
    October 12, 2018 / 10:21 am

    This looks a fun read I am sure my great grandson, Arlo would love it

  2. iain maciver
    October 12, 2018 / 10:37 am

    brill book for the kids

  3. Tracy Nixon
    October 12, 2018 / 10:50 am

    My daughters would love this book thank you!

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    October 12, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    A BEAUTY FOR my nephews

  5. Ursula Hunt
    October 12, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    My grandson is a real bookworm and would love this book

  6. Solange
    October 12, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    Sounds like a great book.

    October 12, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    wow! look at the size of that book!

    October 12, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    My daughter would love this.

  9. Katie
    October 13, 2018 / 7:23 am

    I like travel books myself and this looks great fun as well as educational.

  10. Laura Turner
    October 13, 2018 / 8:10 am

    Wow – the illustrations look incredibly detailed and colourful. Would grab my nephew’s attention

  11. Sally Collingwood
    October 13, 2018 / 9:12 am

    This book looks amazing, love the cover too!

  12. Chris Andrews
    October 13, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    this looks like fun and educational too

  13. Geri Gregg
    October 13, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Lovely prize

  14. Andrea Fletcher
    October 13, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    This looks like good fun, my grandson would love it.

  15. Laura Pritchard
    October 13, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    My son would really enjoy this!

  16. Katie Skeoch
    October 14, 2018 / 10:36 am

    This looks like a great book, would hold my boys attention I’m sure

  17. Ruth Harwood
    October 14, 2018 / 11:14 am

    My nephew is just the right age to really appreciate this! xx

  18. Rachel Butterworth
    October 15, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    Great idea for kids. My nephews would love it.

  19. Samantha O'D
    October 25, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Looks great! educational and fun

  20. Anthony Harrington
    October 26, 2018 / 5:24 am

    this looks perfect for my Grandson

  21. Pam Francis Gregory
    October 26, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Looks like a wonderful book!

  22. Ashleigh Allan
    October 26, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Looks a good book

    October 29, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    Looks a brilliant book that my grandchildren would enjoy

  24. Angela Sharp
    October 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I could see my little boy very much enjoying this book.

  25. Lynn Neal
    November 4, 2018 / 8:46 am

    I think I would really enjoy sharing this book with my grandchildren!

  26. Phillipa Hunt
    November 4, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Wish the illustrations are jam packed! Looks fun

  27. Jayne Townson
    November 5, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    What a beautiful book, this would be perfect for my son.

  28. paula cheadle
    November 7, 2018 / 12:01 am

    my granddaughter loves reading, she would love this book

  29. Laura Pyper
    November 7, 2018 / 11:12 am

    My niece would love this she’s elephant daft

  30. Stephen Little
    November 9, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    My kind of book!

  31. Sheri Darby
    November 9, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    This looks a really fun book

  32. Rebecca Whatmore
    November 10, 2018 / 6:59 am

    My nephew would love this book – would keep him entertained for a while!

  33. janine atkin
    November 10, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    id love this for both myself and my nephew ha ha

  34. Adrian Bold
    November 11, 2018 / 12:20 am

    This looks like a fun book which my friends son would love. Thanks for the competition!

  35. Susan B
    November 11, 2018 / 3:33 am

    Beautiful illustrations and perfectly laid out for learning. The children would enjoy reading it.

  36. Jeanette Leighton
    November 11, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    My boy Charlie loves books and elephants

  37. Kate Davies
    November 11, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    This book looks great, would keep my son busy for ages.

  38. Pauline Burroughs
    November 11, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    This looks great. I know that my granddaughter would love it

  39. Tammy Neal
    November 11, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    My niece would love this x

  40. Bobbie Chisem
    November 11, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    Fabulous story and beautiful illustrations.

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