Elmer's Walk

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books Series

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Out walking, Elmer the Elephant is in a reflective mood, taking his time to soak up the sounds, smells and sights around him. He spots shapes in the clouds and in the sandstone rocks, he listens to the noise of the river crashing over a waterfall, notices the raindrops in a spider's web that look like sparkling diamonds and smells the scent of wild flowers. The other animals hurry past, far too busy to stop and enjoy these natural wonders. Fortunately Elmer meets his cousin Wilbur and they both stand happily together to watch the night-time draw in. This is a gentle introduction to mindfulness, a celebration of being in the moment and making time to appreciate the world around us.

Elmer's Walk Synopsis

Elmer is enjoying his walk: smelling the flowers, watching the clouds, listening to the waterfall. But each time he points out one of these lovely things to the other animals, they all say they don't have time to stop. They're far too busy. Luckily Wilbur arrives at last and shares Elmer's enjoyment in the stars.

The twenty-sixth original Elmer tale from the legendary David McKee.

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Over 10 million Elmer books have been sold worldwide, and 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary.

Elmer's Walk Press Reviews

Praise for Elmer;

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

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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ISBN: 9781783446049
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446049
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Recommendations: Christmas Books
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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