Elmer and the Hippos by David Mckee

Elmer and the Hippos

Written by David Mckee
Part of the Elmer Series

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The elephants are not happy - the hippos have come to share the river because theirs has dried up. When they complain to Elmer that the river is over-crowded, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant sets off to see if he can find a solution.


Elmer and the Hippos by David Mckee

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A lesson in tolerance, co-operation - and recognising colours. Culture

Visually and Morally admirable The

All the charm of its predecessors Publishing News With its vibrant, eye-catching colors and engaging goings-on, this book is a visual delight. School Library Journal A lovely story about co-operation ... the pictures are a delight with wonderful colours and plenty to look at on every page. -- Sue Magee The Bookbag

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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36 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5 To 5


David Mckee
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Andersen Press Ltd

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