Elmer the Elephant celebrates Elmer Day - 28 May Elmer the Elephant celebrates Elmer Day - 28 May

Andersen Press will launch the inaugural Elmer Day on Saturday 28th May with hundreds of Elmer Day events taking place in bookshops and libraries up and down the country for the hugely popular pre-school character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. To mark the first Elmer Day we've selected some of our personal favourite stories, both recently published and some published a while ago, about Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

Elmer Big Book
David Mckee
This colourful picture book is known to millions and it's subtle message - that it is Ok to be different - has made this first tale about everyone's favourite patchwork elephant a classic must-read for every bookshelf. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Elmer's Little Library
David Mckee
Little hands will love turning each sturdy page and meeting favourite friends from the world of Elmer the patchwork elephant. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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Elmer and the Rainbow
David Mckee
A story about Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, now available as a sturdy, paddedboard 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... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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Elmer and the Flood
David Mckee
Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet is going to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Elmer's Band A Press-Button Sound Book
David Mckee
Join Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, and his jungle band for a noisy day. The sound buttons are perfect for little fingers and help bring this charming Elmer story to life. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Elmer
David Mckee
Elmer has captured the hearts of young children for 20 years with the subtle message is that it is OK to be different. Combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, this has become an essential... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2007
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Elmer
David Mckee
A gorgeous soft feel board book with round corners, perfect for sharing with toddlers. The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 04/06/2015
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Elmer and the Big Bird
David Mckee
This is a great addition to the nursery bookshelf. Touching on bullying in a very positive way, this wonderful story shows the colourful elephant, Elmer at her very best, cajoling and persuading all the birds of the forest to stand... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2013
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Elmer's Special Day
David Mckee
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... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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Elmer and the Wind
David Mckee
Everybody's favourite elephant Elmer is back for another hilarious adventure. This time he boasts that elephants can never be blown away but all too soon he is dramatically proved completely wrong! How Elmer survives his adventure and shares it with... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Elmer and the Lost Teddy
David Mckee
Baby Elephant has lost his teddy, but unsurprisingly Elmer comes to the rescue. But when he hears someone shouting ‘Help, I'm lost', is it Cousin Wilbur up to one of his practical jokes again or is it really lost teddy? ... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2008
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Elmer in the Snow
David Mckee
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... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2008
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Elmer and Wilbur
David Mckee
Elmer and Wilbur are cousins and they get along just fine, both of them playing tricks on each other all the time. What fun they have even when Elmer feels Wilbur is getting a bit too big for his boots... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2009
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Elmer and the Race
David Mckee
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... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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Elmer's Touch and Feel World
David Mckee
Explores the world of Elmer and his colourful friends in this bright, fun first concepts play book. Suitable for parents and babies to enjoy together, this book is packed with stimulating colours and touch-and-feel areas to engage little ones. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2016
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If your local bookshop or library is not yet signed to Elmer Day up then get them motivated. They can sign up to receive an Elmer Day Event Pack by registering at www.elmer.co.uk/elmerday. The pack will include a guide on how to hold an Elmer Day event plus stickers, posters and activity sheets.

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Elmer, the delightful and delightfully different elephant was an instant hit when he burst out of his first picture book in 1989. His amazing patchwork skin has taken him on some incredible adventures and taught children about tolerance and love and just being yourself.

Remember to share your photos on Twitter and Facebook using #ElmerDay. And you can follow Elmer on facebook here!

Just click on any title in this category to enter an Elmer competition to win an Elmer Lunch Bag, Elmer Apron and Elmer and the Rainbow Board Book.

Elmer the patchwork elephant was created by David McKee in 1989. Elmer’s iconic look and playful character has made him a firm favourite in millions of households across the globe with over 8 million books sold worldwide and 4.5 million in the UK alone. They have been translated into over 50 languages around the world, from Russian to Rumantsch, Luxembourgish to Indonesian.

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.

DAVID McKEE:

Elmer's creator, David McKee, is one of the UK’s leading contemporary children’s book illustrators. His books are published throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. Apart from lots of Elmer stories other creations of his include Not Now, Bernard!, Isabel’s Noisy Tummy, The Conquerors, Tusk Tusk and Three Monsters. David Mckee now divides his time between London and the south of France.

Find out more, play games and downloads pictures and colouring sheets at www.andersenpress.co.uk/elmer


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