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Elmer and the Big Bird

Written by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books Series

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This is a great addition to the nursery bookshelf.  Touching on bullying in a very positive way, this wonderful story shows the colourful elephant, Elmer at her very best, cajoling and persuading all the birds of the forest to stand up against being bullied and needless to say Elmer succeeds in a very clever way, so that no one ends up upset.

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Elmer and the Big Bird Synopsis

One day, Elmer notices that there are no birds around. How strange! Soon he finds them hiding from the nasty bully bird in a nearby cave. The bully bird is mean and likes to frighten the little birds. Led by Elmer, the animals work together to frighten off the bully - and succeed!

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As ever, McKee's illustrations and text work their magic together to delight young readers. Books for Keeps

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

Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant. Riveting Reads SLA 3-6 Books featuring Elmer and his friends are universally acknowledged as essential for the nursery. -- Julia Eccleshare lovereading4kids.co.uk


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ISBN: 9781842707593
Publication date: 04/04/2013
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 05/06/2008
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842707593
Publication date: 4th April 2013
Author: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

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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