Elmer and the Rainbow
Written by David McKee
Part of the Elmer Series
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A story about Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, now available as a sturdy, padded
board book to delight his many fans. This one is a classic story about sharing and giving. Books featuring Elmer and his friends are universally acknowledged as essential for the nursery. All the animals are waiting for the rain to stop so that they can see the wonderful colours of the rainbow. But when it comes, it has lost its colours. Elmer has a solution; he shares his own very special colours with the rainbow. Soon everyone is happy. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Elmer and the Rainbow by David McKee
Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has come out too soon and has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow, but to do that, he must find where it touches the ground. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever? This is classic story book about sharing and giving.
Download an Elmer’s Parade Pack here which includes craft activities, games, colouring sheets, bunting and lots of ideas for holding your own Elmer party!
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***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.
'Who is 18 but still a delightful toddler? Elmer, the big-hearted patchwork elephant, first appeared in 1989 but is still a firm favourite with the pre-school generation.' Glasgow Herald
'It's worth buying Elmer books in hardcover because they tend to be read and re-read so much that the paperbacks will have lost their covers and pages long before your toddlers get bored of them!' My Child
Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant. Riveting Reads
Elmer is a treat not to be missed. WHS Showcase
When I picked up this book, it was like bumping into an old friend - definitely as good second time around. -- Diane Brown Child Education
A deserved favourite with the 2-5s Sunday Times
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
More books by David McKee
Andersen Press Ltd
1st October 2009
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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