There is pandemonium in the jungle! A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise!


David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators.


A great new adventure for Elmer and his animal friends.

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

Elmer is still the same daring, caring eccentric he has been for twenty five years. McKee’s jungle is as vibrant and busy as ever. And his storytelling is as expertly paced.

Books for Keeps

This visually vibrant story subtly and sensitively shows children how fears are often unfounded.

Good Book Guide

There is pandemonium in the jungle… I can promise you that you will never guess who or what caused the commotion, but you will love finding out with curious young readers!


McKee’s brightly coloured illustrations and expressive animals will catch the attention of children. This story would make a good read-aloud.

School Library Journal

Rich, vibrant, illustrations, full of McKee’s trademark humour, this is a welcome new title and one that will be eqaully devoured by children and parents alike.


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