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It’s hard to believe that this is the 27th Elmer storybook as it feels as fresh as one of the brilliantly coloured flowers in his jungle. The elephants are all set to play a trick on Elmer on his birthday. They tell the other animals to act as if they’ve forgotten, nobody is to wish him ‘Happy Birthday’. Lion thinks it’s a funny kind of joke, and lots of the other animals seem confused but the elephants are so excited they don’t stop to listen. Perhaps they should though, because the surprise doesn’t work as they’d hoped. Even so, everyone is laughing and enjoying cake on the last page. David McKee never fails to entertain and surprise, and Elmer and his many friends remain top company for the very young.
The elephants decide it's their turn to play a trick on Elmer: all of the animals must pretend to forget his birthday tomorrow! But when the day comes the trick doesn't quite go according to plan. The elephants should have listened to Elmer's friends...
Praise for Elmer;
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
David McKee never fails to entertain and surprise, and Elmer and his many friends remain top company for the very young. - LoveReading4Kids
|Publication date:||7th May 2020|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Animals, Family / Home Stories|
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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