Author(s): Emily Gravett
Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close . . . so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides it's just too crowded and packs his bags. He's off 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 who's that shadowy figure who seems to be following him around? There's so much to enjoy, from the newspaper cuttings on the endpapers to the wittily accurate information about each mongoose species Sunny visits on his journey. With seven giant glossy postcards attached to the pages, this beautiful book is rich with comic detail and will keep any meerkat fan entertained for hours. Meerkat Mail is a brilliant picture book from Emily Gravett, the twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. It has wonderfully detailed, witty artwork and a giant, glossy postcard flap to lift on every spread. This edition also comes with a brilliant audio CD of the story, read by John Sessions. Perfect for meerkat fans!
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, Tidy and Old Hat. A traveller in her youth, Emily has now settled in Brighton with her family.