Elmer and the Race
Written by David McKee
Part of the Elmer Series
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The ever so charming and colourful patchwork elephant Elmer returns in this gorgeously illustrated book. Nine young elephants race to become champion, with Elmer keeping an eye on them all, to ensure fair play. The full page vibrant illustrations splash and chuckle their way alongside the story, creating lots of interest as the elephants race around the course. The story highlights the importance of honourable and sporting behaviour and is an absolute treat. ~ Liz Robinson
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Elmer and the Race by David McKee
A new Elmer tale publishing to coincide with the 2016 Olympic Games. The young elephants want to have a race to prove who is fastest, so Elmer and Wilbur organise a course. With each racer decorated a different colour, they set off around the course and discover things about themselves - Blue is first, Orange is second, White is kind, Pink and Violet are funny and Yellow is a cheat. Luckily Yellow also learns he is very good at saying sorry, so each young elephant gets a medal from Elmer.
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
More books by David McKee
Andersen Press Ltd
2nd June 2016
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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