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The Elephant takes the Bad Baby for a ride and they go 'rumpeta, rumpeta, rumpeta down the road.' They help themselves to ice creams, pies, buns, crisps, biscuits, lollipops and apples, and the shopkeepers follow them down the road shouting and waving. All ends well as the Bad Baby learns to say 'Please' and his mother makes pancakes for everyone.

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9780141383743
  • ISBN: 9780141383743
  • Pub Date: 2nd August 2007
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Other
  • Number of Pages: 17

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16th November '16
I read it to Lily aged 3 aged 3 & to RoseMars aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
One of my favourite books as a child and now I read it to my (nearly) four year old twins. They love the funny story and wonderful illustrations, just as I did nearly 40 years ago. My girls love 'rumpata, rumpata, rumpating' along with the cheeky elephant and the naughty baby. The moral ending is great for teaching manners without being too preachy. My Mum bought this for us and had trouble finding it in bookstores but was able to buy it online in the end. Also is is such a shame that this was Elfrida Vipont's only children's book as it is such a classic and has aged pretty well.
17th January '17
I read it to JJ aged 6 aged 6 & to Li aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Lovely book and one from my childhood that I just had to share with my children - the baby never says please - always wants - so the elephant and the baby go Rumpety rumpety down the road taking cakes and biscuits and sweeties from all of the shopkeepers who chase after them. In the end of the story the baby learns to say please - a beautifully written and illustrated book all about manners- and what a lovely way to teach them! 
6th March '19
George B read it themselves aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
I used to read this book as a child and now I read it to my son he loves the story and illustrations in the book.
27th October '16
I read it to Jakeydoo aged 3 aged 3 & to SuperSamuel5 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
An absolute classic and must for any pre-schooler's bookshelf! A humorous, quirky cautionary tale about what happens when you don't use manners. Perfect text and illustrations. 
19th May '17
I read it to Holls aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
A firm favourite of my daughters when she was younger, she loved it that much she still talks about it now. I liked it because it helped promote good manners. My daughter loved all the pictures especially the cakes !!
1st October '17
I read it to Piglet aged 5 aged 5
The Elephant and the Bad Baby 9780141383743
5 stars
This is a childhood classic, the tale of the elephant who take a bad baby off on walk, stopping at various food stalls and shops and helping themselves to things to it. Reminiscent of the Gingerbread Man, the Bend up being chased by a long line of people angry at having items stolen from them. What will happen when they catch up with the elephant and the bad baby?! 

This is a great tale as the words have a great rhythm to them which make it both enjoyable to read and to listen to. My son loves this book.
25th March '18
I read it to Madh aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Tonight we read this story and considering it's quite long, we really enjoyed it! My son enjoyed the repeatative language, and acting out the elephants trunk. Lovely story to read before bedtime! 
17th September '16
I read it to AvaW aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
A great book for teaching little ones how to be polite and use manners. The elephant and the baby go out, an help themselves to all these different foods from peoples shops, and the shop keepers end up chasing them down the street. In the end though, the baby learns to say please. It is simple, with simple language, and it is a funny book. There is repetitive language, but this is good for little ones, and my daughter would say the words with me. We do both enjoy this book, but poor baby gets made out to be the bad one when its the elephant that has been taking the items without asking. Good moral at the end.
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About Elfrida Vipont

Elfrida Vipont worked as a teacher, singer and writer. She wrote over 30 books and won the Carnegie Medal in 1950 for Lark on the Wing. Raymond Briggs has produced wonderful children's books including the classic titles The Snowman, Father Christmas and When the Wind Blows - all made into immensely successful films. Raymond lives in Sussex....

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Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of...

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Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for...

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