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Elmer's Colours

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books Series

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Featured Books for 3+ readers First Concepts General Fiction

Who better than friendly, lovable Elmer to introduce the very young to first concepts. Learning colours is lots of fun with Elmer, who is himself of course an irresistible patchwork and so vibrant that just looking at him gladdens the heart. Here he shows off all your favourite colours, balancing yellow and orange citrus fruits on his trunk, enjoying a pink lolly at the beach, running over green grass under a blue sky. Chunky tabs make it especially good for little hands, and each different scene is full of first learning opportunities.  ~ Andrea Reece


Elmer's Colours Synopsis

Whatever the weather, Elmer still has fun. He splashes in the puddles when it rains and has snowball fights with his friends when it snows. He loves the cluods that look like things made of cotton wool, and when the sun is out he wears some crazy dark glasses! never gets very far before falling fast asleep!

A charming book of weather for very young children, featuring the endearing patchwork elephant, Elmer. Vibrant colours and simple rhyming text will attract many new Elmer fans.

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ISBN: 9781783446094
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446094
Publication date: 7th June 2018
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 12 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: First Concepts, General Fiction
Collections: First Concepts - Numbers, Letters, Colours, Shapes...,

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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