When 10-year-old Erica Perkins wakes up on the morning of her tenth birthday, the last thing she expects is to find a very confused elephant sitting on her doorstep. So begins an unlikely friendship. But can a small girl and a rather large elephant learn to live together in a tiny terraced house? And when the dastardly owner of the local zoo plots to steal the elephant, will Erica be able to outsmart him?
Erica’s Elephant is a warm, funny and ever-so-slightly bonkers story about friendship, family and elephants, that is guaranteed to enchant young readers.
"A delight from start to finish." Booktrust
"An absolute gem of a book, perfectly pitched for the MG reader. And their elephant, of course. Highly recommended. And then some." The Bookbag
"From start to finish I loved this book and had I read it as a child, I’d fondly recall it as an adult and track down a copy." Gleebooks
"Warm, humorous and unexpected ... a notable debut." Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
"Perfect for readers of a primary school age, this story is packed with enough fun and adventure to keep any child entertained." Richard Knowles, Rikaro Books
"A charming story about a little girl, her unlikely best friend and the challenges they face together." Hive.co.uk Children's Book of the Month
"What a delightfully Dahlesque tale! I can't believe how much I enjoyed it. I had to stop myself from reading it again. It's one of those huggy books that you love so much you want to keep forever. Every child will delight at this classical tale that breathes hints of children's literature long forgotten." Serendipity Reviews
"Adorable, charming and uplifting, one of my favourite books this year. Sylvia Bishop is one to watch!" Laura's Little Book Blog
"Among recent books for younger children, Sylvia Bishop’s Erica’s Elephant stands out ... this is a sweet, funny and heartfelt story that everyone will enjoy." Philip Womack, Literary Review
"Chock full of brilliant humour and glorious little illustrations, this is a hugely entertaining book" ReadItDaddy
"One of the most charming books I have read ... This is a beautiful story about friendship, bravery and practicality." Sue and Pakka's Book Blog
"A charmingly old-fashioned tale of friendship, family and belonging." The Scotsman