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Elmer and the Lost Treasure

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books Series

Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Stories about Animals

LoveReading View on Elmer and the Lost Treasure

The twenty-eighth original Elmer picture book

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2020

Loveable Elmer is back for a new adventure in the land of the elephants. And, as ever, he keeps one step ahead of his friends! Elmer sets off on a long exploring walk with his cousin Wilbur and three other elephants. Elmer’s exploring leads him to finding an amazing palace hidden in the jungle. It’s full of amazing mosaics and wall paintings, it has a huge hall full, a wealth of statues and several fountains. While Elmer and Wilbur admire it all the other elephants are busy playing some very secret games. What are they up to?  And who will find the Lost Treasure?? David McKee’s elephants are as delightful and full of character as ever.

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for September 2020

The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! by Fiona Waters & Britta Teckentrup

Elmer and the Lost Treasure by David McKee

The Invisible Boy by Alyssa Hollingsworth

School by Britta Teckentrup

Spooky School by Sam Lloyd

Super Cats v Dr Specs by Gwyneth Rees

Elmer and the Lost Treasure Synopsis

Elmer, Wilbur and a brave troop of elephants set out on a quest to find the famous Lost Treasure of the jungle. When they stumble across a beautiful forgotten temple, Elmer's friends rush inside, keen to find the Lost Treasure before him, but Elmer appears to have stopped searching...

A new tale from master-storyteller David McKee that delivers just as much pathos as the very first, this is the twenty-eighth Elmer storybook.

Elmer and the Lost Treasure Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9781783449484
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783449484
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Animals
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

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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