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Elmer Search and Find

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books Series

Activity and Puzzle books Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on Elmer Search and Find

Fans of David McKee’s friendly little elephant – and let’s face it, who doesn’t love Elmer? – will thoroughly enjoy this fun activity book.  Each page is a feast for the eyes, busy scenes of Elmer’s friends with various challenges for readers. There are things to spot, characters to find, and lots to count too. Though there isn’t a story as such, the book is still brimful of the warmth and conviviality that are Elmer’s trademarks, and of course it’s always a pleasure to gaze at McKee’s fabulous illustrations.

Andrea Reece

Other Info

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.

And download an activity pack, with pages to colour, puzzles and craft ideas here!

For more about Elmer visit

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

Elmer Search and Find Synopsis

Join Elmer in a search and find adventure! Each page is jam-packed full of things to spot, questions to answer and details to discover, all from Elmer’s rainbow world.

Young children can search each busy scene while developing their powers of observation, visual acuity, and their number and language skills.

Elmer Search and Find 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.

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: 9781783447893
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783447893
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 22 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Puzzles / Activities

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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