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Mr Tusker loved elephants. He wanted an elephant of his very own; 
so much that he even dreamed about them and what fun he could have.
But wherever he went everyone told him, ‘ELEPHANTS DON’T GROW ON TREES!’ 
Until one day Mr Trumpton discovered something very odd ... 


TITLE: Elephants don’t grow on Trees 

ISBN: ENGLISH 978-0-9947093-4-9
Olifante groei nie aan Bome nie!

ISBN: AFRIKAANS 978-0-9947093-3-2

AUTHOR: AH Benjamin

ILLUSTRATOR: Adrie le Roux
PUBLISHER: Bumble Books
GENRE: Children’s 4-8 years FORMAT: Soft cover 
SIZE: 280 x 215mm


RRP: R169.00 incl. VAT



Attia Benkerif, writing as A H BENJAMIN, is a British children’s writer of over 40 picture and early reader books, many of which have been translated into foreign languages including Afrikaans. Several of Attia’s works have been adapted for British radio, television and theatre. 

Attia has four grown up children and five grandchildren. He lives with his wife in a Lincolnshire, England. 

Royalties on sales of this book are to be donated to the Thula Thula Conservation Fund in support of their elephant conservation work. 


ADRIE LE ROUX recently completed her PhD in Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University, with a focus on the feasibility of the use of wordless picture books with the aim of developing a culture and love of reading within the South African context, approached from her viewpoint as an illustrator. She currently works as a freelance 
illustrator and research supervisor in Pretoria, South Africa.
Adrie is the author/illustrator of Farrah is not a Dalmatian and has also illustrated Elena Agnello’s I am Alex both published by Bumble Books in English and Afrikaans.

Elephants don't grow on Trees!

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