Meerkat Mail

4.08 based on 559 ratings & 122 reviews on Goodreads.com

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 winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. It has wonderfully detailed, witty artwork and a giant, glossy postcard flap to lift on every spread. Perfect for meerkat fans!

essential for every suitcase or library
Sunday Times
Expressive, intricately detailed drawings
Guardian
the loveliest picture book I have seen this year
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About Emily Gravett

Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me, Again! and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for younger readers, as well as the beautiful Tidy. Each book is unique and different from the last - and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.

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Books by Emily Gravett

Monkey and Me
Monkey and Me
Wolves
Wolves
Dogs
Dogs
Tidy
Tidy
Bear and Hare: Mine!
Bear and Hare: Mine!
Bear and Hare: Snow!
Bear and Hare: Snow!
Wolves 10th Anniversary Edition
Wolves 10th Anniversary Edition
Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?
Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?
Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts
Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts
Bear and Hare Go Fishing
Bear and Hare Go Fishing
Matilda's Cat
Matilda's Cat
Wolf Won't Bite!
Wolf Won't Bite!
Again!
Again!
Blue Chameleon
Blue Chameleon
Dogs
Dogs
Spells
Spells
The Rabbit Problem
The Rabbit Problem
The Odd Egg
The Odd Egg
Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
Orange Pear Apple Bear
Orange Pear Apple Bear