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Oliver Elephant

Oliver Elephant

Author Lou Peacock
Illustrator Helen Stephens




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When Noah goes Christmas shopping with his mum and baby sister, he has a brilliant time with his toy elephant, Oliver, playing peekaboo, hiding in a doll’s house and dancing Oliver on tables. But suddenly disaster strikes – Oliver goes missing! And – oh dear – the department store is VERY big. Will Noah ever find his favourite toy again?

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What the Critics Said

“This rhyming, timeless, Christmassy tale of disaster averted feels serene and sweet.”

The Guardian

“Helen Stephens’s Christmas-y pictures here are fabulous, with loose, lively lines and colors so vivid that you want to eat them, like marzipan fruits.”

– The Wall Street Journal

“A colorful, Christmas-themed picture book with an emotionally resonant theme and broad appeal.”

– Booklist Online

“A beloved stuffed toy goes missing in a department store during holiday shopping in a sweet picture book that’ll feel familiar to any kid who gets overwhelmed by the holiday rush.”

– Good Housekeeping

“Helen Stephens’ illustrations are very beautiful and this lovely book is a perfect bedtime story, especially at Christmas.”


“Loose-lined pen-and-ink and watercolour wash illustrations with copious white space and frequent warm, bright touches of yellow add to the appeal.”

– The Horn Book (US)

“The perfect bedtime story, especially at Christmas.”


Rights sold

Chinese (simplified), French, German, Japanese, Russian, US English

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