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Elmer Big Book

Written by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books Series

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Featured Books for 3+ readers General Fiction

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.

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Elmer Big Book Synopsis

Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. This is perfect for sharing together in a classroom, nursery or library, the original classic Elmer is now available as a big book, with notes for grown-ups at the back, created by the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education).

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 Big Book Press Reviews

Unquestionably the life and soul of the party. I loved this book from the first time I read it. Exepose

Its message of celebrating diversity and uniqueness is just as topical today as it was when celebrated author David McKee first created Elmer. Junior Magazine

This board book edition is everything you would hope for... perfect. The Bookbag

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ISBN: 9781783444250
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783444250
Publication date: 5th May 2016
Author: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

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 written 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 loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits the UK.  One of the ...

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