Meerkat Mail

Meerkat Mail

by Emily Gravett


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Sunny Meerkat lives in the Kalahari desert with his family. Under the hot sun, Sunny and his brothers and sisters work together, play together, eat together, learn together, and sleep together. Sunny needs a break, so he decides to take a trip to visit some relatives. Through a series of postcards—that actually flip open for children to read—Sunny documents his journey for his family. But as he travels from the barnyard through the forest to the city, Sunny realizes there's no place like home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416934738
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 367,120
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of Matilda’s Cat, Again!, Wolf Won’t Bite!, Blue Chameleon, The Odd Egg, The Rabbit Problem, Dogs, Spells, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts, Monkey and Me, Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at

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Meerkat Mail 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Meerkat4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't know what to make of this book! it is the journey of two "high functioning" Meerkats. They leave home and send post cards home! the actual post cards are in the book in a pop-up format. Very fun book. Teaches the importance of friendship, and fulfillment one can get from said friendships. I like it. I don't think it's great enough to buy, but I would recommend reading it at the library.
hvachetta on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sunny the Meerkat doesn't like his home in the Kalahari Desert, until he tries to find somewhere else to live. This is a sweet book for children that teaches them the ways in which different animals are equipped to survive in different habitats. It also has a touching message about sticking with family.
chelsiking on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! Emily Gravett makes Meerkat's come to life with all of the adventures they go through in this amazing story! Also, having the postcards that were written back to the family add even more enjoyment & visual excitement.
johnlobe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Meerkat Mail is a beautifully constructed book with many clever ideas layered into the story. Gravett starts with a charming character, a meerkat named Sunny. She then builds captivating illustrations and uses postcards sent home to hook the reader into Sunny's character arc.