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Elmer

Written by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Series

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Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book is known to millions, and continues to be one of the biggest selling picture books ever, having sold over 2 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. To see other Elmer titles click here.

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Elmer Synopsis

Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book is known to millions, and continues to be the strongest seller of the whole series, having sold over 2 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.

Elmer Press Reviews

A deserved favourite with the 2-5s. The Sunday Times

A celebration of individuality and laughter. Publishers Weekly

Excellent Parent Guide

Striking effects with simple means. The Times Literary Supplement

Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant. Riveting Reads

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781783445653
Publication date: 6th September 2007
Author: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

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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