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Elmer and the Tune

Written by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books Series

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LoveReading View on Elmer and the Tune

Elmer the much-loved patchwork elephant is in a particularly playful mood in this story. His young friend Rose is humming a catchy tune, and soon all the animals are singing along. In fact, the tune is so catchy, they just can’t get it out of their heads. Fortunately, Elmer comes up with a solution. Whether Elmer is an old friend, or they are meeting him for the first time, young children will love this typically funny and surprising story. David McKee’s illustrations always dazzle, and his jungle is as vibrant and busy as ever. 

Andrea Reece

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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 Tune Synopsis

When Rose meets Elmer she's humming a tune, a tune she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either - and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune spreading to every animal Rose has met! Can Elmer help everyone get rid of it?

 

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 and the Tune Press Reviews

Everyone loves Elmer! The illustrations are always wonderful and inviting and the stories are playful, which make them eternally popular with young children... This is another lovely story from David McKee, one that will delight children of all ages  Early Years Educator

Praise for Elmer;

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

McKee shows young readers that we each have special things which nobody else loves quite as we do. The pages are alive with vivid colour and pattern  Booktrust Best Book Guide

McKee's Elmer has now dazzled eyes young and old in more than a dozen books for nearly 20 years, and the message throughout has been to celebrate difference.  allaboutyou.com

Charming and memorable  Baby Hampshire

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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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781783445936
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783445462
Publication date: 07/09/2017
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783445936
Publication date: 2nd August 2018
Author: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
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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