Elmer and the Rainbow

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books 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

Andersen Press invites you join in the celebrations for Elmer Day! There are lots of events all over the country including craft days, dressing up and storytelling, and you can find what's going on near you on this special Elmer map.

You can download a Elmer’s Parade Pack here which includes craft activities, games, colouring sheets, bunting and lots of ideas for holding your own Elmer party.

For more about Elmer, including activities and downloads visit www.andersenpress.co.uk/elmer

Elmer and the Rainbow Synopsis

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!

And find more Elmer activities, colouring pages and games here!

***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.

Elmer and the Rainbow Press Reviews

'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

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ISBN: 9781783444243
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783444243
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 12 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Elmer the Elephant

About David McKee

David McKee was born in Devon and studied at Plymouth Art College. In the early part of his career, McKee regularly drew and sold humorous drawings to magazines and newspapers such as The Times Educational Supplement, Punch and the Reader’s Digest. David McKee has writen and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. David McKee loves to paint and now lives  in the South of France but regularly visits London. One of the World ...

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