Elmer in the Snow by David Mckee

Elmer in the Snow

Written by David Mckee
Part of the Elmer Series

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   Elmer the Elephant   
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Loveable Elmer has a new trick up his sleeve! When the elephants complain about the cold, Elmer takes them on an adventure to the very top of the hill. Soon, the elephants have fallen in love with snow and they have delighted in the novel excitement of sliding on the ice. And, building a snow elephant and introducing them to a snowball fight, Elmer has some more tricks to show them. Elmer and his elephant friends show just how much fun you can have in the winter.


Elmer in the Snow by David Mckee

At the first hint of a chill in the air, Elmer's friends start complaining about the cold, so Elmer decides to show them what cold weather is really like. They set off for a walk up a mountain, and the higher they get, the colder it gets. A good snowball fight at the top warms them all up, but the elephants agree that compared with the freezing mountain top, their home is not really that cold at all.

With his typical sense of mischief and fun, Elmer shows how hot and cold are only relative.


Elmer's powers of persuasion are legendary and this story is a typically brilliant example. Lovereading Fun-packed story which shows the playful elephant at his very best - full of warmth and friendship. Parents in Touch As well as being fun, this is a good book for helping your child discover the relative values of hot and cold. Parentwise Vastly entertaining. Belfast Telegraph Young readers will gain plenty of reassurance on finding another book in a favourite series. Best Books Guide - Child Education

About the Author

David Mckee

David McKee's first book w as published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and several of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators.

David McKee was born and brought up in South Devon, where he went from grammar school to Plymouth Art College. Whilst still at college he started selling one-off cartoons to new spapers and on graduation, he began to contribute to such publications as Punch, Times Education Supplement and the Reader's Digest.

His first book, Two Can Toucan was published in 1964 and since then he has written and illustrated numerous children's books. His books include the popular best-selling Elmer series, Not Now Bernard and King Rollo. David also illustrates for a number of other writers including Michael Bond's Paddington Bear.

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors David McKee is one of the best known illustrators of picture books, having created acknowledged modern classics such as Not Now, Bernard, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, and Mr Benn, Gladiator. His books are published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He was born in Devon and now divides his time between the South of France and London.

Have you seen Elmer’s Photo Patchwork, an innovative activity-based app that encourages creativity and fun? Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is an elephant who stands out from the herd, and Elmer’s app is different too. It doesn’t keep children glued to the screen, it makes them look up, look around and get inspired by the world. The only limit is their imagination. By using an iPad or iPhone’s camera to take photos of interesting colours and textures, kids can add them to an elephant’s patchwork pattern. Aimed at children aged 3+. Elmer’s Photo Patchwork app is available for £1.99 from the App Store for iPad and iPhone. Find out more at www.elmersapps.com and view the app preview video here.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


David Mckee
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd October 2008




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo 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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