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 Reply

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

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

  3. Laura Turner Reply

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

  4. Katie Skeoch Reply

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

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

  6. Rebecca Whatmore Reply

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

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

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

  9. Pauline Burroughs Reply

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

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