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Elmer's Friends

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books Series

Books for Babies and Toddlers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on Elmer's Friends

Elmer introduces his friends and more in this bright, user-friendly board book.  He’s the brightest, giraffe is the tallest, snake is the longest – it’s a great way to learn important first concepts and to develop children’s vocabulary and understanding of the world too.  Elmer is the perfect pre-school character – warm, friendly, reassuring and this is a lovely book to share with the very young.  Chunky tabs make turning the pages especially easy for little fingers.  ~ Andrea Reece


Elmer's Friends Synopsis

Spottiest, stripiest, tallest and longest... meet all of Elmer's very best friends! This chunky board book with easy-grip toddler tabs on every page is perfect for the very youngest Elmer fans.

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.

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Win a SIGNED hardback copy of Elmer Anniversary Edition!

Win a SIGNED hardback copy of Elmer Anniversary Edition!

Closing date: 01/07/2019

This year Elmer the Elephant celebrates his 30th anniversary and to mark the event Andersen Press have published a special hardback Collector's Edition, complete with a limited edition print - and we have TWO to give away, each SIGNED by the author & illustrator David McKee! Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 1 July 2019. The winners will be notified by 15 July 2019. Good luck! And you can find out more about Elmer's birthday celebrations in our special Elmer feature!

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Elmer's Friends Press Reviews

Elmer's winsome personality shines through . . . leaves readers with the message that we can be different and still get along. --  School Library Journal

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ISBN: 9781783446070
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446070
Publication date: 7th June 2018
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 12 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

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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