Elmer's Special Day by David Mckee

Elmer's Special Day

Written by David Mckee
Part of the Elmer Series

3+ readersBaby and Toddler
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Just launched is an Elmer's Special Day App! - click on the button on the right to find out more.

This book is a wonderful celebration not just of the fun that can be had when everyone “all joins in” but also of Elmer’s 20th birthday. It’s Elmer Day. In their excitement about getting ready for it, the elephants forget about the racket they are making and so annoy all the other animals in the jungle.

Luckily Elmer has a plan and soon all the animals in the jungle are celebrating Elmer Day in a feast of multi-coloured styles. Here at Lovereading4kids we’ve chosen just a small selection of Elmer titles to help celebrate Elmer’s 20th birthday, all of which toddlers will love for every book has a wonderful story and also every book is a great way to learn the colours of the rainbow and many more too!!! To view other titles click here.


Elmer's Special Day by David Mckee

It's almost Elmer Day again for the elephants, and they have begun their preparations already. But in all the excitement they are making an awful lot of noise, and upsetting the other animals. So Elmer changes the rules, and invites every single animal to join in the parade. And they have a surprise in store for Elmer.


A special Elmer book, brilliantly bright and decorative. Great for growing reading prediction and confidence. -- Gill Roberts Carousel A deserved favourite with the 2-5s. The

Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant. Riveting Reads SLA 3-6 Books featuring Elmer and his friends are universally acknowledged as essential for the nursery. Julia Eccleshare - lovereading4kids.co.uk This book is a wonderful celebration not just of the fun that can be had when everyone all joins in but also of Elmer's 20th birthday. Lovereading4kids

About the Author

David Mckee

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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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5 To 5


David Mckee
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

5th May 2011





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