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Written by David McKee
Illustrated by David McKee
Part of the Elmer Picture Books SeriesWrite A Review
May 2019 Book of the Month
The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, the story of Elmer is known to millions, and continues to be one of the biggest selling children's books ever, having sold over 10 million copies around the world. The subtle message is that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, it’s an essential bedtime story. This is a special 30th birthday hardback edition.
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Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them... Full of colour, wisdom and pathos, little readers will love this classic tale at bedtime. Collect this special 30th birthday hardback edition of David McKee's first book about Elmer, that turned this adorable patchwork elephant into a nursery favourite. With this collector's edition comes a very special Elmer print inside!
Deservedly a modern classic, with over ten million copies of his books sold worldwide, Elmer's subtle message, that it is ok to be different, resonates with children across the world. Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. Happy 30th Birthday, Elmer!
There will be hundreds of events happening across the country on Saturday 25th May and throughout half term, turning the whole nation patchwork!
Dress in your brightest colours and join in the fun at a birthday party for Elmer at your local library or bookshop. Just visit the Elmer Day interactive map to find an event near you: elmerday.co.uk/map
Or if you want to hold your own event, visit the Elmer Day website to download a free Elmer Day Party Pack: elmerday.co.uk
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
Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant.' - Riveting Reads SLA 3-6
'A deserved favourite with the 2-5s' Sunday Times
|Publication date:||2nd May 2019|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
|Collections:||Celebrate Elmer Day - 28 May 2022,|
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 ...More About David McKee
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