Elmer

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Series

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LoveReading View on Elmer

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 story of Elmer is known to millions, and continues to be one of the biggest selling children's books ever, having sold over 2 million copies around the world. The subtle message is that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, it’s an essential bedtime story. Included with this new picture book edition is a cd of the story.

Elmer Synopsis

David McKee's first book about Elmer turned this adorable patchwork elephant into a nursery favourite. Deservedly a modern classic, with over two million copies sold worldwide, Elmer's subtle message, that it is ok to be different, resonates with children across the world.

The Elmer book and CD pack features the classic story with a special edition cover and a story CD, perfect for sharing at bedtime or for livening up a car journey.

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 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

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: 9781783445653
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book

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Publication date: 06/03/2014
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Format: Hardback

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Publication date: 06/09/2007
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781842707319
Publication date: 06/09/2007
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783445653
Publication date: 4th May 2017
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
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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